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Ottawa, Mar 26 (Canadian-Media): The recipient of the 2018 JUNO Awards, hosted by Michael Bublé broadcasted LIVE nationwide from Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25, was the Canadian music legend Gord Downie, medic reports said.
Downie's brothers accepted award on his behalf and added that while the award was for artist of the year, Downie was the 'man of a lifetime.'
Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie, who died in October had reportedly only appeared in public a handful of times in 2017, but he had reportedly used every opportunity in his final months to speak out in support of Indigenous people in Canada.
Even after he died of brain cancer in October at age 53, Downie's push for reconciliation continued to reverberate across the country.
He's also now among a select group of Canadians to be voted top newsmaker more than once.
"Rarely have we mixed our tears of sadness and gratitude as we did for Gord Downie," Danny Kingsbury, national rock format director at Rogers Radio in Ottawa was reported to state.
"His music and legacy and work with Indigenous communities will live on."
Catherine McKenna, Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna had tweeted:
Gord Downie wins #JUNOS Award for Artist of the Year. There has been no other artist in Canada that held the mirror up to who we are as a country, talking about us. He asked us all to be better people, treat each other with kindness. To have hope. To have courage. #GordDownie
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@cityandcolour Mar 24 just got back from rehearsing our tribute to @gorddownie @TheJUNOAwards. Couldn’t be more honoured to be a part of this. □Broadcast live nationwide Sun March 25 @ 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on @CBC, @CBCMusic and streamed globally! http://junotv.ca
Reporting by Asha Bajaj