We remember Gord
— The Tragically Hip (@thehipdotcom) October 18, 2017
On behalf of Canadians, I thank Gord Downie and the Hip for their decades of service to Canadian music. Forever in our hearts and playlists.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 21, 2016
Thank you Gord. You'll never stop inspiring us.
— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) October 18, 2017
Thinking about the incredible Gord Downie and sending him and his family all of our love.
— Blue Rodeo (@BlueRodeo) May 24, 2016
The Tragically Hip is “certainly one of the greatest bands we’ve ever produced in this country,” according to Geddy Lee. High praise from the frontman of, arguably, one of the greatest bands we’ve ever produced in this country. – from CBC Music by Jesse Kinos-Goodin published July 29, 2016
There will never be another one like you, Gord. Rest in peace my friend.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 18, 2017
A Canadian Icon.
Rest in peace, Gord. pic.twitter.com/cLHgyhhSr7
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 18, 2017
— The Abrams (@TheAbrams) October 18, 2017
Those melodies come back to me,
At times beyond our heart beat pic.twitter.com/UfuSanrxCX
— Donovan Woods (@DonovanWoods) October 18, 2017
“About that wild gentleman Gord Downie. Gord is simply one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met.
When you’re in his presence, at first it’s surprising. It seems in sharp contrast to the photos of him singing on stage, where he looks like a madman, a holy mad man, but rather sweaty and making crazy faces….Standing in front of him I became aware of a gentle light all around him. He is so funny and fun. Kind to everyone. Has time for people and pays attention to your words. Always up for an adventure, and always giving off the vibe that life has meaning, and that we are all evolving into something more beautiful than before.
Of course it makes sense that the man who can lead so many into an ecstatic experience is beautiful. There is a dream-like quality to the way he lives….and he brings us all with him. —José Contreras, By Divine Right – from CBC Music by Louise Burns published July 28, 2016
— City of Toronto (@TorontoComms) October 18, 2017
Gord Downie's legacy extends beyond his music. He raised unprecedented awareness for glioblastoma. Our condolences to his family & friends. pic.twitter.com/igl5dOqNAs
— Sunnybrook Hospital (@Sunnybrook) October 18, 2017