Celebrities react to Gord Downie’s tragic passing

By: Meaghan Wray

Following news of Gord Downie's untimely passing on Oct 17, some of his biggest fans have taken to social media to pay their respects to the Canadian music icon. Leading the tributes was life-long Tragically Hip fan Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who broke down in tears while addressing the media in Ottawa. "It hurts," said the father of three, before reflecting on Gord's love for Canada and passion for advocacy.

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As the nation mourns the tragic passing of a musical legend, celebrity fans and public figures share their fondest memories and moments.

Grateful. #rip

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