Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie passed away last night. The band is a Canadian icon, and their final tour—undertaken after the news that Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer—became a national celebration of music, Canadiana, and so much else.
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As news of his passing spread, political leaders, sporting legends, entertainment stars, and everyday Canadians paid their tributes to Downie on social media. Here’s just some of what they had to say.