Grace, Too – A Nation Reacts to Gord Downie’s Passing

Nicholas Friesen @Nicholastronaut  October 18, 2017

Last night, October 17, Gord Downie died of cancer. He was 53.

At the beginning of The Tragically Hip’s Live Between Us album, Downie opens the show by saying, “This one’s for the Rheostatics. We’re all richer for having seen them tonight.”
We’re all richer for having lived in a time where we were lucky enough to experience Gord Downie. An artist’s artist, who put others before himself, especially in the last year, and who let us all know it was okay to be weird.

Our hearts go out to his family.

Here is a collection of kind words from his friends, contemporaries, and fans.