If there was ever a man who strode this earth that epitomized the opposite of Twitter culture, it was Stompin' Tom Connors. Yet the Canadian music icon who passed away suddenly on March 6 at the age of 77 nonetheless became a trending topic as his countrymen and women let fly their sadness in 140 character bursts.

And not just regular folk either, but Connors' musical peers who clearly respected the man whose 300 song catalogue was like an encyclopedia of Canadiana. Everyone from legendary children's entertainer Raffi to hipster icons Death From Above 1979 found themselves expressing their mourning on Twitter.

Here's a collection of reactions from the Canadian musicians who saw Stompin' Tom Connors as an ideal to aspire to. R.I.P.

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  • Stompin Tom Hockey Song live 2004 or 06?

    Stompin Tom playing "The Hockey Song" for some t-vision show H

  • Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Song 2010

    Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Song 2010

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - The Hockey Song

    Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and Boston Bruins footage from Maple Leaf Gardens, with brief shots of Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe. Featured in 1973's "Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors", with live performance filmed at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - RIP - Hockey Song

    ompin Tom Conners has passed away today March 6/2013 .. His songs will go on STOMPIN TOM CONNERS STOMPIN TOM CONNERS STOMPIN TOM CONNERS

  • Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors

    Horseshoe Tavern 1973 He is known for many classic hits, including "Bud The Spud" "Ben In The Pen" "Margo's Cargo" "Sudbury Saturday Night" "The Hockey Song" "Luke's Guitar" "The Ketchup Song" and many more! Stompin' Tom combines the sound of traditional country western music, with Canadian folk music. A very unique blend! His influences include: Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - Sudbury Saturday Night (Live 2005)

    Stompin' Tom Connors - Sudbury Saturday Night Live From Hamilton Ontario Concert 2005. Great Tunes From A Great Canadian, Eh! www.stompintom.com

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - Bud The Spud (Live 2005)

    Stompin' Tom Connors - Bud The Spud Live From Hamilton Ontario Concert 2005. Great Tunes From A Great Canadian, Eh! www.stompintom.com

  • Stompin Tom - Luke's Guitar (Live)

    Stompin Tom, Canadian Legend

  • Stompin' Tom Connors, "Gumboot Cloggeroo"

    Stompin' Tom Connors, "Gumboot Cloggeroo"

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - The Ketchup Song (Live 2005)

    Stompin' Tom Connors - The Ketchup Song Live From Hamilton Ontario Concert 2005. Great Tunes From A Great Canadian, Eh! www.stompintom.com

  • Stompin' Tom Connors - Merry Christmas Everybody

    Off The Album: Merry Christmas Everybody As Requested. -1970-

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