Drake posted an Instagram photo of the two at a Toronto Raptors game in May and wrote, “Rest In Peace legend. So glad we got to meet and have this conversation. You will be forever treasured by this country and missed by the world.”
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau also paid tribute to Downie in an emotional speech. “When he spoke, he gave us goosebumps and made us proud to be Canadian,” he said.
This article was originally published on SPIN.