first_img#WednesdayWisdom had a sombre undertone on October 18.Social media was buzzing with the passing of Gord Downie.Statement –— The Tragically Hip (@thehipdotcom) October 18, 2017The Tragically Hip frontman died Tuesday of brain cancer, surrounded by family and friends.Many of the posts and tweets centred on a country in mourning, and condolences to the Hip and Downie’s family. Rest in Peace, Gord.Canada’s identity & culture are richer for Gord Downie’s work.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 18, 2017 Heartbroken today. Few Canadians touched this country like Gord Downie. Thank you for everything you gave us. My deepest condolences.— Doug Gilmour (@DougGilmour93) October 18, 2017 A Canadian Icon.Rest in peace, Gord.— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 18, 2017Tweet us your favourite memories, @660NEWS. “I write every day. I walk around in silent conversation with my latest unfinished songs.”- Gord Downie, 2009. Well written.— paulbrandt (@paulbrandt) October 18, 2017 With the passing of Gord Downie, we look back at what The Tragically Hip’s music has meant to Canadian baseball.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 18, 2017last_img