Here's how Canada's newspapers celebrated the musician and writer's life.

Beloved Canadian musician Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip, died on Oct. 17, 2017. Tributes poured in across the country, with many recounting his writing and activism. Here is how Canada’s newspapers covered Downie’s passing.

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