Canadian country-folk icon Stompin’ Tom Connors passed away today of natural causes at his home in Peterborough, Ontario. He was 77.
Connors was known for his trademark black cowboy hat, stompin’ board and his love of Canada with songs such as “Sudbury Saturday Night”, “Bud The Spud”, “The Ketchup Song” and “The Hockey Song” which has enjoyed a second life being played in hockey arenas all over Canada and the United States.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper commented on Connors passing on Twitter. Harper stated, “We have lost a true Canadian original. R.I.P. Stompin’ Tom Connors. You played the best game that could be played.”
Here’s Connors explaining why he needed to use a stompin’ board in the first place. Well, Heaven’s floor just got a bit louder.