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Gord Downie, Tragically Hip Lead Singer, Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

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Musician Gordon Downie performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:58 AM

Gord Downie, the lead singer of the iconic Canadian rock band Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, The Associated Press reported.

The band made the announcement on its website and Facebook page Tuesday.

A message posted on the sites says Downie was diagnosed with the condition in December. It says "he's endured a lot of difficult times, and has been fighting hard."

The band says in the note that it plans to tour this summer, because it "feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us." The message says dates and details for the tour will be coming this week.

The Tragically Hip formed in 1984 and has garnered more than a dozen Juno awards in Canada.

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