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Gord Downie
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Downie performing in Guelph, Ontario
Background information
Birth name Gordon Edgar Downie
Born (1964-02-06)6 February 1964
Amherstview, Ontario, Canada
Origin Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Died 17 October 2017(2017-10-17) (aged 53)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums
Years active 1983–2017
Associated acts The Tragically Hip, The Country of Miracles, The Sadies

Gordon Edgar "Gord" Downie (6 February 1964 – 17 October 2017) was a Canadian rock musician, writer, and occasional actor.

He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. He released five solo albums: Coke Machine Glow (2001), The Grand Bounce (2010), And the Conquering Sun (2014) and Secret Path (2016). On the first three of these, he was backed by the Country of Miracles;

Downie was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer in May 2016. He died from the disease on 17 October 2017 in Toronto at the age of 53.

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