At the moment, the entire world is mourning the loss of famed Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. The Canadian folk legend passed away on May 1, 2023. At the time of his demise, he was 84 years old.
Gordan’s longtime agent Victoria Lord confirmed the news of his death. He died Monday evening in Toronto at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Not much is known about the cause of his death.
A few publications have reported that the Canadian legend died of natural causes. Find out Gordon Lightfoot’s net worth in 2023 as the If You Could Read My Mind singer passes away aged 84.
What was the net worth of Gordon Lightfoot?
At the time of his passing, the three-time Grammy winner Gordan Lightfoot had a net worth of $40 million. The folk singer was best noted for his smashing hit singles like If You Could Read My Mind, Ribbon of Darkness, Sundown, and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
In the year 2012, Gordon was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his contribution to the music world. He garnered the attention of the people in the United States in 1970 with his song If You Could Read My Mind. He even bagged a Grammy nomination for his hit track.
Some of Lightfoot’s successful albums were as follows: Gold (1975), Summertime Dream (1976), and Sundown (1974). His music struck a chord with the audience.
Gordon Lightfoot’s music career explored
Gordon was born on November 17, 1938, in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. During his childhood days, he was a part of the choir of Orillia’s St. Paul’s United Church. At that time, he trained under Ray Williams.
Soon after, Lightfoot learned different instruments like piano, drums, and percussion. He started performing at concerts in Ontario. In 1962, he released two tracks: Remember Me I’m the One and Negotiations/It’s Too Late, He Wins. Both the songs got positive feedback.
During his career, Gordon’s songs were performed by many renowned musicians like Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, and more. At one time, Bob Dylan talked about Lightfoot and said, “Every time I hear a song of his, I wish it would last forever.”
Tributes pour in for Gordon Lightfoot
As soon as the sad news of the Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot’s death broke out, many famous personalities from different fields came forward to pay heartfelt tributes to him on social media.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to his Twitter page and tweeted, “We have lost one of our greatest singer-songwriters. Gordon Lightfoot captured our country’s spirit in his music – and in doing so, he helped shape Canada’s soundscape. May his music continue to inspire future generations, and may his legacy live on forever.”
We have lost one of our greatest singer-songwriters. Gordon Lightfoot captured our country’s spirit in his music – and in doing so, he helped shape Canada’s soundscape. May his music continue to inspire future generations, and may his legacy live on forever. To his family,…
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 2, 2023
Stephen King shared, “Gordon Lightfoot has died. He was a great songwriter and a wonderful performer. Sundown, you better take care/If I catch you creepin’ ’round my back stairs.”
Gordon Lightfoot has died. He was a great songwriter and a wonderful performer. Sundown, you better take care/If I catch you creepin' 'round my back stairs."
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 2, 2023
Broadcaster Joe Bowen chimed in, “Very sad day with the passing of Canadian Icon Gordon Lightfoot. His longtime drummer Barry Keane arranged for us to meet Gordon several times. A huge piece of Canadian Music History has left us. RIP Gordon.”
Very sad day with the passing of Canadian Icon Gordon Lightfoot. His long time drummer Barry Keane arranged for us to meet Gordon several times. A huge piece of Canadian Music History has left us. RIP Gordon
— Joe Bowen (@BonsieTweets) May 2, 2023
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