Canadian folk musician Gordon Lightfoot has died at the age of 84

His publicist has confirmed that Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian singer-songwriter known for his poetic lyrics and reserved demeanor, died in Toronto on Monday. He was 84 years old.

Hailed as a folk icon in Canada for lyrics that documented the nation’s history and culture, Lightfoot’s music has been likened to classical poetry. It was once said that if Canada had Mount Rushmore, it would be on it.

His 1970 piece “If You Could Read My Mind” was a hit. As his peers took a more recognizable approach to songwriting, Lightfoot had a reputation for keeping to himself.

He has been married three times and has six children. Throughout his life, he struggled with alcoholism, had difficulty maintaining close relationships and revealed in an autobiography that he paid the price for letting his career take over his personal life. Eventually he woke up, happily married, and continued touring and writing songs into his eighties.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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