first_img#WednesdayWisdom had a sombre undertone on October 18.Social media was buzzing with the passing of Gord Downie.Statement – https://t.co/vOTvlJ2jqA pic.twitter.com/Z6dHmr1xpM— 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. pic.twitter.com/00DdU6IVZn— Doug Gilmour (@DougGilmour93) October 18, 2017 A Canadian Icon.Rest in peace, Gord. pic.twitter.com/cLHgyhhSr7— 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.https://t.co/TRw69czAMh pic.twitter.com/ofIK2liInG— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 18, 2017last_img