Downie, the lyricist of the Canadian rock band, was dubbed the country's "unofficial poet laureate" by the CBC.
A statement has been released attributed to the Downie family.
Downie is considered one of Canada's greatest songwriters and was the frontman of the rock band beloved for songs about culture, small towns and hockey.
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"His response was to spend her precious time, as always, making music, making memories, and reflecting his profound gratitude to her family and to her friends for a busy life", we read in the press release.
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Following his treatment, he embarked on a Canada-wide 15-stop summer tour in 2016, which ended in the band's hometown of Kingston, Ontario, with an emotional final gig.
"At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend".
We would like to thank all the kind folks at KGH and Sunnybrook, Gord's bandmates, management team, friends and fans. Today, Rutledge looked back at that recording period as one of support, of gleaning wisdom from a man he looked up to for years. The concert was broadcast live by the CBC and streamed to a worldwide audience.
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