Wednesday October 18, 2017
'He taught us all about dying': Laurie Brown on the legacy of Gord Downie
more stories from this episode
- Gord Downie (1964-2017)
- 'Gord taught me it's OK to dance': Arkells' Max Kerman recalls his time on tour with Gord Downie
- Stars' Torquil Campbell says Gord Downie was the 'gold standard of how to be an artist'
- Alan Doyle praises the Tragically Hip's unabashedly Canadian music
- How Gord Downie supported Justin Rutledge's Tragically Hip covers album
- 'He taught us all about dying': Laurie Brown on the legacy of Gord Downie
- The 'whimsical' poetry of Gord Downie
- Full Episode
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."