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Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot has died

Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot one of the legends of “popular” in the country, died this Monday in 84 years old at a Toronto hospital, according to his publicist.

In April, Lightfoot He canceled his planned concerts for this year due to health problems, although he did not give details about his situation.

Love artist Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton, Olivia Newton-John or Jerry Lee Lewis interpreted some of the more than 500 songs who wrote

In Canada, Lightfoot He is considered one of the artists who best embodies the essence of the country in his songs, from its climate to its landscape than to its inhabitants.

After learning of his death, the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada “has lost one of its leading singer-songwriters”.

Gordon Lightfoot captured the spirit of our country in his music, helping to shape Canada. May his music continue to inspire generations to come and may his legacy live on forever.” Trudeau added.

Lightfoot He released his first album, “Lightfoot!”, in 1966 after working in the US and UK and building a reputation as a songwriter.

The album, which brought him recognition in both Canada and the United States, contains some of his most popular songs, such as “For Lovin’ Me” and “Early Morning Rain” performed by Presley and Dylan, among others.

Dylan, who has been friends with the Canadian artist for nearly 60 years, continues to say of Lightfoot: “Every time I hear one of his songs, it’s like I wish it would last forever.“.

After the release of their debut album, Lightfoot toured Canada, the United States and Australia while releasing new albums with a wide range of themes, includings “Don Quixote” (1972), his eighth album, in reference to the character of the writer Miguel de Cervantes..

In the 1980s, after years of alcohol abuse and after being convicted of drunk driving. Lightfoot changed their form and revitalized their career with the album “Salute” (1983).

His last album, his twenty-first, was “Beginning“, in 2021.

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