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Stars' Torquil Campbell says Gord Downie was the 'gold standard of how to be an artist'

The singer shares his memories of the Tragically Hip frontman, who died last night at the age of 53.
Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie takes part in an honouring ceremony at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Que., Dec. 6, 2016. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)
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Stars singer Torquil Campbell will always remember Tragically Hip's Gord Downie as the "gold standard of how to be an artist and how to be a person." 

Today on the show, he shared his memories of Downie, who died last night at the age of 53. Campbell recalls the time the Hip literally broke down a fence at a festival and, as he recalls, "[Downie] welcomed you in." 

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