Sarah McLachlan and her daughter India Ann have performed the JUNO Award winner's classic song "Angel" as a stirring tribute to those who lost their lives in Nova Scotia last week.
Sarah, who was born in Halifax, still holds a special place in her heart for Nova Scotia. Like all of us, she was devastated by the shooting rampage that claimed 22 lives in the province last week, becoming Canada's deadliest massacre. So, she and her 18-year-old daughter took to Facebook to perform a very special version of the track.
"I am heartbroken by the tragic news in my home province of Nova Scotia," she wrote as she posted the video. "This devastating loss of life is unfathomable and my heart goes out to the victims and their families, first responders, and the entire community that has been affected by these senseless acts of violence. While I know that no words can take away the pain, I am sending love and peace to all."
The moving cover features Sarah and India harmonizing, with just the 52-year-old's piano as additional instrumentation. India is Sarah's eldest daughter with ex-husband Ashwin Sood. The former couple also had a second daughter, Taja, in 2007.
Sarah grew up in Halifax. She attended the city's Queen Elizabeth High School before going to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, just before beginning her music career.
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame member is the latest celebrity and member of the entertainment community to express her condolences and sadness at the Nova Scotia killings.
"Not one single ounce of sense to be made of the horrific loss of 17 lives in Nova Scotia," Jann Arden tweeted last week when she heard the news. "All of Canada – and beyond – grieves this profound and tragic loss of life."
Ryan Reynolds, whose brother is a Mountie, also shared his sadness as he heard of the death of Cst. Heidi Stevenson, who was one of those killed in the shootings.
"My heart breaks for the victims and their families in Nova Scotia," he wrote in his Instagram Stories last week. "So much damage."
"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nova Scotia and all Canadians at this tragic time," Her Majesty said in a statement.
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