October 18, 2017

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 – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.

Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived “the life” for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one.

We would like to thank all the kind folks at KGH and Sunnybrook, Gord’s bandmates, management team, friends and fans. Thank you for all the help and support over the past two years.

Thank you everyone for all the respect, admiration and love you have given Gord throughout the years – those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars.

Love you forever Gord.

The Downie Family

The news are sad, since lead singer Gordon Downie, of the Canadian rock veterans The Tragically Hip has died. Born 6 February 1964 in Amherstview, Ontario, Canada Gord was a Canadian rock musician, writer, and occasional actor and most significantly the lead singer and lyricist for The Tragically Hip. He was one of the founding members along with Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker forming the band in 1984. One of their accomplishments was their induction into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 2005.

Downie also released music as a solo artist, releasing his latest solo recording ‘Secret Path‘ last year via Arts & Crafts. Last but not least, Gord was a man of values til the very end, and was appointed to the Order of Canada for his “serving” with First Nations people.

Rest in peace Gord…

Christos Doukakis