An entire nation in mourning... As Canadian as maple syrup, bacon, and Molson's Hockey Night in Canada... The Tragically Hip. Gord Downie, the iconic poet and frontman for the legendary rock and roll band of more than 30 years has lost his battle with cancer. This is from the Hip's last concert, just over a year ago shortly after he was diagnosed, terminal brain cancer. A concert lasting over 3 hours broadcasted nation wide. And there goes one of the greatest of all time, Goodbye fine sir.