Gordon Downie

Rock Singer


Gordon Edgar 'Gord' Downie CM (6 February 1964 – 17 October 2017 - (aged 53)) was a Canadian rock musician, writer, occasional actor and activist. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, and also released six solo albums: Coke Machine Glow (2001), Battle of the Nudes (2003), The Grand Bounce (2010), And the Conquering Sun with The Sadies (2014), Secret Path (2016), and Introduce Yerself (2017).<br>On 13 October 2016, Downie and his brother Mike, along with the Wenjack family, announced the founding of The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund to support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The Fund is a part of Downie's legacy and commitment to Canada's First Peoples. Chanie Wenjack is a young boy who died trying to escape a residential school, who is at the centre of Downie's Secret Path project. The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund operates out of the Toronto Foundation.<br>On 19 June 2017, Downie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, along with the other members of The Tragically Hip, for "their contribution to Canadian music and for their support of various social and environmental causes". Downie died of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, on 17 October 2017 at the age of 53.<Br>Source:<A Href="Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page" Target="_blank" Rel="Me Nofollow">Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>