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Who are Kim Hasse, Elizabeth Moon, Brita Ingegerd Olaisson? Gordon Lightfoot’s wives: All about

BY Sharmeen Hussain May 02, 2023. 05:46 pm UPDATED: May 02, 2023. 05:46 pm

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Gordon Lightfoot, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter, died on Monday in a Toronto hospital, according to his spokeswoman Victoria Lord. His cause of death was unknown at the time. He was 84.

His first marriage, to Brita Ingegerd Olaisson, ended in divorce in 1973. Fred and Ingrid were their two children.

Lightfoot married his second wife, Elizabeth Moon, in 1974. They had a daughter called Meredith before divorcing in 1988. Lightfoot married his current wife, Kim Hasse, in 2014. Prior to getting married, they had been in a long-term relationship.

Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, on November 17, 1938. He began his musical career in the 1960s and has since become one of the most well-known folk-pop artists of his generation. His unique voice, literary lyrics, and sophisticated guitar technique distinguish Lightfoot’s music.

His songs frequently convey themes of love, grief, and the human condition, and they have struck a chord with listeners all around the world. If You Could Read My Mind, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and Sundown are among his most recognised songs. Lightfoot has garnered several prizes and distinctions for his services to the music business over his career, including entry into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Order of Canada.

His songs usually deal with themes of love, loss, and the human condition, and they have struck a chord with fans all around the world. Among his most well-known songs are If You Could Read My Mind, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and Sundown. Over the course of his career, Lightfoot has received numerous awards and distinctions for his contributions to the music industry, including induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Order of Canada.

Despite some health concerns in recent years, he continued to perform and produce songs and is still a significant presence in the Canadian music industry.

 

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