The late Tragically Hip frontman, Gord, Downie, was honoured at the 2018 JUNO Awards in an emotional celebration of his work and spirit.

Singers Kevin Drew and Pearl Wenjack opened the tribute, saying that “Gord Downie was given a Native name, and his name was The Man Who Walks Among the Stars and with that name, that’s what he is now today”.

Barenaked Ladies’ Kevin Hearn and Sarah Harmer performed “Introduce Yerself” from Gord Downie’s last solo album, released posthumously in 2017. Then City & Colour’s Dallas Green joined Sarah Harmer and performed an acoustic cover of “Bobcaygeon”.

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Gord Downie posthumously took home Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards.

Downie passed away October 17, 2017 after a battle with brain cancer.

For a recap of the 2018 JUNO Awards, see here.

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