The Telegram front page with headline "He was ahead by a century"

Front pages after Gord Downie’s death

Here's how Canada's newspapers celebrated the musician and writer's life. Continue Reading Front pages after Gord Downie’s death

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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