- Premier Justin Trudeau responded emotionally to the death of singer Gord Downie, frontman of the Canadian band The Tragically Hip. This is what the Canadian news site Global News reports. Trudeau expressed his condolences yesterday morning and stood silent at the music of what he called 'Canada's most iconic bands'.
The Prime Minister called Gord his friend and described him as a friend of all. It stirred Trudeau to tears. 'Our buddy, who in this country loved everything he had. He loved every hidden corner, of every story, of every aspect of this country that he celebrated with his whole life. '