Tragically Hip lead singer dead at 53 after battle with brain cancer

Tragically Hip lead singer dies from cancer
Posted at 8:52 AM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 09:18:47-04

Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Wednesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, died from terminal brain cancer.

The 53-year-old was diagnosed in December of 2015. 

The band released a statementon its website early Wednesday morning.