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Gordon Lightfoot, “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” singer, dies at age 84

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Gordon Lightfoot, Canada’s legendary folk singer-songwriter whose hits include “Early Morning Rain” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” died on Monday, a representative of his family said. He was 84.

Representative Victoria Lord said the musician died at a Toronto hospital. His cause of death was not immediately available.

The Orillia, Ontario, native rose to fame in the early 1960s after a move to Toronto opened doors in the thriving Yorkville music scene, and hooked him up with fellow folk musician Ian and Sylvia Tyson. They became great admirers of his work and covered two of his tracks.

Gordon Lightfoot In Concert - Ocean City, NJ
Gordon Lightfoot performs in concert at Ocean City Music Pier on July 18, 2022, in Ocean City, New Jersey.

2023-05-01 20:22:49

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