Man who walks amongst the stars
Passes away at 53

(Screenshot of Downie at AFN Assembly - December 6, 2016)

“Looked up to the Lord above, and said hey man thanks,” just some of the lyrics from Tragically Hip front-man Gord Downie being shared on social media, after news of his passing broke Wednesday morning.

Disclosed in a statement posted to the band’s web page, Downie died Tuesday night, “… with his beloved children and family close by.”

He was given a Lakota spirit name, Wicapi Omani, which can be roughly translated as “Man who walks among the stars,” last December.

Downie had been diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer in 2016.

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Josh Campbell
Campbell is back as the host of the new CKLB Morning show the Breakfast Club. Before moving north in 2007, he graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program.

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