Canadian superstar Gord Downie wasn’t a household name in the United States, but in Canada he was known by everyone. And he became a symbol of Canadian music and stardom, with his interest in social issues and his care for the environment.
But what was Gord Downie net worth at death?
Gord Downie got into music in high school, when he joined up with his buddies to make the band Tragically Hip.
Downie made over a dozen albums with Tragically Hip, starting in the late 1980s and spanning decades, before he left to work on his solo music. Tragically Hip’s music repeatedly topped the Canadian music charts, although it didn’t make the charts outside of Canada.
Downie was also known for his work in other mediums. He appeared on several Canadian TV shows and films. He also did lots of work on environmental issues, as well as educational issues.
Here is the statement on his death:
Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.
Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.
Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived “the life” for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one.
We would like to thank all the kind folks at KGH and Sunnybrook, Gord’s bandmates, management team, friends and fans. Thank you for all the help and support over the past two years.
Thank you everyone for all the respect, admiration and love you have given Gord throughout the years – those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars.
Love you forever Gord.
The Downie Family
Megastars like Gord Downie in the United States can make $5 million or more per record. However, in Canada the salaries for musicians tend to be lower.
According to Empty Lighthouse Magazine, Gord Downie net worth 2018 ranges between $5-10 million.
Some of Downie’s assets include a $2+ million house he recently sold.
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