Gordon Lightfoot Useless At Age 84

Legendary Canadian folks music icon Gordon Lightfoot died in a Toronto hospital Monday on the age of 84.

His loss of life was confirmed by his longtime publicist, Victoria Lord, in keeping with the CBC. The reason for his loss of life was not publicly declared. Lightfoot’s music was a mirrored image of his ardour for his nation, the pure Canadian panorama, and the tradition within the northern areas. His songs have been coated by among the greatest names in music, together with Bob Dylan, Neil Younger, Elvis Presley and Johnny Money. Others to have coated his music embody the Grateful Useless, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, and the Replacements, in keeping with RollingStone.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a press release honoring the artist upon listening to of his loss of life.

“We now have misplaced one in every of our best singer-songwriters. Gordon Lightfoot captured our nation’s spirit in his music – and in doing so, he helped form Canada’s soundscape,” Trudeau wrote to Twitter, Monday.

“Might his music proceed to encourage future generations, and will his legacy dwell on eternally. To his household, pals, and plenty of followers throughout the nation and around the globe: I’m retaining you in my ideas at this tough time,” he stated.

Lightfoot’s lyrics have been robust and soulful, and his sounds have been rooted in folks music. A few of his most recognizable expertise was showcased in hits reminiscent of; The Canadian Railroad Trilogy, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,  If You Might Learn My Thoughts, and Early Morning Rain,

Sunset, Carefree Freeway, Early Morning Rain, and Wet Day Folks rounded off a few of his most extremely revered songs.

Lightfoot’s quite a few accolades included a postage stamp, a guitar created in his identify, a number of Grammy nominees, greater than 15 Juno awards, and inductions to quite a few halls of fame, together with the Canadian Music Corridor of Fame. Bob Dylan presided over that specific ceremony and paid tribute to Lightfoot’s large accomplishments on the planet of music, in keeping with the CBC. (RELATED: Aerosmith Publicizes Farewell Tour)

The proficient artist received a Governor Normal’s Performing Arts Award in 1997 and was honored as a Companion of the Order of Canada, which is the order’s highest degree, in 2003.