The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dies from brain cancer aged 53

Gord has died aged 53 (Picture: C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)

The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has died at the age of 53.

The star lost his battle with brain cancer last night just five months after going public with his diagnosis.

A statement shared on The Tragically Hip’s Twitter account from Gord’s family confirmed the heartbreaking news.

The statement read: ‘Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

‘Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had… Read the full story

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