BREAKING NEWS: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has terminal cancer Kingston, ON, Canada / 104.3 Fresh Radio Monica Lapajne May 24, 2016 06:25 am Such sad news to pass along, Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, announced this morning he has a form of terminal brain cancer. News of Downie’s illness was posted on the band’s website. Watch the Latest DIRT vid! Follow me on Twitter! Find me on Facebook!