THE HIP'S GORD DOWNIE DIAGNOSED WITH FORM OF TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER

May 24, 2016

By Jane Brown

Share on

Sad news about the lead singer of The Tragically Hip.

Gord Downie for promotional use / CD packaging
Gord Downie for promotional use / CD packaging

It’s announced on the iconic Canadian band’s website that Gord Downie has a form of terminal brain cancer.

The statement says the diagnosis came a few months ago and he’s been fighting hard in privacy along with his family.

It also says the band is going to do one last tour. The 52 year old Tragically Hip frontman has long established himself as one of Canada’s great songwriters, his lyrics giving a voice to Canada’s land and its history.

The group was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and has been the recipient of the Governor General’s National Arts Centre Award. The Tragically hip has also won 14 Juno Awards.

Zoomer Kids
You Don't Have To Be A Zoomer To Love Zoomer Radio.
Check out what the Kids have to say!
Join Our Fan Club
Coverage Area
Downtown Toronto
96.7FM
Toronto HD
96.3 HD-2
Kingston to Windsor, Parry Sound to Pittsburgh
AM740
ZoomerRadio Logo

Recently Played: