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Vancouver Heartbreak: Mourning Fans Pay Tribute To Gord Downie (Video)

Gord Downie

Photo: Ryan Merkley / Flickr

After a long battle with cancer, one of Canada’s most iconic figures has passed away.

Gord Downie was synonymous with Canada, and many fans saw him as a national treasure. Loved for his music, his personality, and his spirit, Vancouver fans are already showing how much the star meant to them. 


Today, Vancouver fans from all walks of life are paying their respects to the legendary front-man of The Tragically Hip through videos and posts over social media.


Vancouver-born celebrities also payed their respects to the Canadian hero.

Gord Downie: Final Vancouver Show

In the video below Gord pays homage to the adoring Vancouver crowd at his final appearance in the city last year.

The superstar’s musical career spanned many decades, and fans posted images of him over the years electrifying crowds across the nation.

@WEmovement also posted about Downie, citing that he was a major advocate for change in Canada as well as an inspiration to everyone. Over 18,000 youths will pay tribute to his legacy at Roger’s Arena today and the video will be streamed live on Facebook.

See some videos and photos from The Tragically Hip’s final show in Vancouver here.

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