Canadians mourn the loss of ‘our buddy’ Gord Downie

Oct 19, 2017

Gord Downie performing in 2013.
Credit Moyia Misner-Pellow/Wikimedia Commons

The legendary frontman for a Canadian band that had a passionate following in Western New York has died. Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie, whom Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “our buddy” in an an emotional statement Wednesday, was 53. As WBFO Canada correspondent Dan Karpenchuk reports, his passing is being mourned across the country.