Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

This July 22, 2016 photo, Gord Downie, performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53. Downie died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, “with his beloved children and family close by,” the band said in a statement on its website Wednesday morning. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press via AP)

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