Gordon Lightfoot’s death leaves fans, celebrities and critics on Twitter


Tributes are pouring in for legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who died Monday at the age of 84.

“We have lost one of our greatest singer-songwriters,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter, adding:

“Gordon Lightfoot captured the spirit of our country in his music – and in doing so he helped shape Canada’s soundscape. May his music continue to inspire generations to come and may his legacy live on forever.”

Lightfoot’s music was loved by fans and his songwriting and singing skills were admired throughout the industry.

“I can’t think of a Gordon Lightfoot song that I don’t like,” Bob Dylan once said. according to the Los Angeles Times. “Every time I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever.”

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Belinda Carlisle paid tribute to Lightfoot on Twitter by naming one of her favorite songs:

The 1970 track was one of Lightfoot’s four Billboard Top Ten hits:

Author Stephen King quoted 1974’s “Sundown” in his own tribute to Lightfoot:

The track was Lightfoot’s biggest Billboard hit, peaking at number one and spending four months on the charts:

He is also remembered for his 1976 hit “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” about a tragedy in Lake Superior the previous year that saw the freighter sink during a storm, killing all 29 on board:

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