Gordon Lightfoot who was referred to as ‘Canada’s greatest songwriter’ recently passed away at the age of 84 on May 1, 2023, Monday. The heartbreaking news of his demise was shared by his longtime agent, Victoria Lord.
Victoria didn’t reveal any details about the cause of his death. At the time of his demise, he was in Toronto at Sunnybrook Hospital. He is survived by his third wife Kim Hasse and his six children.
The If You Could Read My Mind singer was married thrice. His first two marriages ended up in divorce. However, his third marriage lasted. Keep scrolling further to delve into the personal life of the Canadian folk legend.
Gordon Lightfoot tied the knot three times
Yeah, you read that right. Throughout his life, the honey-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter said, ‘I Do’ a total of three times. At first, he walked down the aisle with a Swedish woman, named Brita Ingegerd Olaisson, in the year 1963. They got married in April 1963. The two of them met each other for the first time at a concert.
Lightfoot and Brita Ingegerd welcomed two kids together: Fred and Ingrid. The former couple got divorced in 1973 after 10 years of marriage. As per his Wikipedia page, his infidelity and touring contributed to the end of the pair’s marriage.
It has been reported by USA Today, later on, down the lane, he couldn’t listen to his song For Lovin’ Me. In his 2020 documentary, If You Could Read My Mind, Gordon said, “It was an embarrassment to my wife at the time.”
All you need to know about Gordon Lightfoot’s second wife Elizabeth Moon
After his split from his first wife Brita Ingegerd Olaisson, the Canadian Music Hall of Famer was then unmarried for more than a decade. During that period, he welcomed two kids from different relationships: Gaylen McGee and Eric Lightfoot.
In the year 1989, Gordon got hitched to Elizabeth Moon. The couple had two children together: Miles Lightfoot and Meredith Moon. They pulled the plug on their marriage in 2011. He mentioned that the pair had already been separated for nearly 9 years before their official split.
Meet Gordon Lightfoot’s third wife Kim Hasse
Lightfoot’s third and final marriage saw the light of day in the year 2014. The musician and his third wife Kim Hasse exchanged their vows on December 19, 2014, at Rosedale United Church.
As of this moment, not much is known about Gordon’s marriage with Kim Hasse. She was there by his side until his death in May 2023. Over the years, the pair had been spotted out and about on various red-carpet events as well as award shows.
During a 2019 interview with Closer Weekly, the Sundown crooner said, “The biggest thing is looking after my six kids, five grandkids, and a great grandchild that’s on the way — he’s in the hangar!”
Our love and prayers go out to the family of Gordon Lightfoot during this tragic time. May his soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of entertainment.