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Canadian folk singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot dies at 84

Gordon Lightfoot, the iconic Canadian folk musician, has died at 84. Lightfoot was known for his songs that touched on Canadian history and identity, including “Carefree Highway,” “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”

The singer-songwriter died of natural causes at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Monday evening, Lightfoot’s publicist Victoria Lord confirmed on Monday. The musician recently cancelled touring plans due to ongoing health issues.

Tributes have been pouring in for the legendary musician.

Lightfoot was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986, and received the Governor General’s Award in 1997.

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