Canadian artist Ken Danby dies on canoe trip

TORONTO (Reuters) - Award-winning Canadian painter Ken Danby collapsed and died on Sunday while on a canoe trip in northern Ontario, police said on Monday. He was 67.

Danby, known for creating unique visual images that study everyday life, died Sunday while canoeing on North Tea Lake in Algonquin Park with his wife and friends, said Greg McKee, manager of the Danby Studio in Guelph, Ontario.

Help was summoned to the remote location, but emergency workers failed to revive him.

It wasn’t known what caused Danby to collapse, McKee said, but an autopsy has been scheduled. Police do not suspect foul play.

Danby, known for his contemporary realist style, was a member of the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada. He has served on the governing board of the Canada Council and on the board of trustees of the National Gallery of Canada.

Danby leaves his wife Gillian, three sons, a stepdaughter and stepson.