Wednesday October 18, 2017

'He taught us all about dying': Laurie Brown on the legacy of Gord Downie

The music of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip is an inseparable part of sports culture in Canada.

The music of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip is an inseparable part of sports culture in Canada. (Evan Mitsui/CBC News)

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Laurie Brown, former host of CBC's The Signal, has interviewed Gord Downie many times over the years. Today, she joined us on the show to look back at her time with the Tragically Hip frontman, who died yesterday at the age of 53. 

"Gord is an artist who would do anything to communicate and get what it is that he's feeling across to an audience," Brown says. "I have met very few artists that are complete artists the way that Gord was."