Leonard Cohen Dies Aged 82
11 November 2016, 07:20 | Updated: 11 November 2016, 09:53
The announcement was made via Cohen's official Facebook page.
The iconic singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has sadly died. Leonard released his last album, You Want It Darker, just last month.
The announcement was made via Cohen's official Facebook page, although details of his death are still unclear. "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away" it said. "We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries."
"A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief."
You can see the post below.
The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said "He will be fondly remembered for his gruff vocals, his self-deprecating humour and the haunting lyrics that made his songs the perennial favourite of so many generations."
"Leonard, no other artist's poetry and music felt or sounded quite like yours. We'll miss you."
No other artist's music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen's. Yet his work resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016
There's a blaze of light— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah#RIPLeonard
Cohen was one of music's most distinct and unique voices and wrote classic tracks like Suzanne, I'm Your Man and the timeless Hallelujah.
RIP Leonard Cohen.