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.
Statement - https://t.co/vOTvlJ2jqA pic.twitter.com/Z6dHmr1xpM
— The Tragically Hip (@thehipdotcom) October 18, 2017