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Canada's Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie dies at 53

This Oct. 19, 2016 photo, Gord Downie performs at WE Day in Toronto. 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. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

 

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