Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Tributes for the famed poet and singer pour in

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 11 Nov 2016

Leonard Cohen dies
Photo: Leonard Cohen/Facebook

Legendary Canadian poet, singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82. Sony Music Canada, the label Cohen was signed to, released a statement on his Facebook page earlier this morning.

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. 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," the statement read.

Cohen's death comes less than a month after he released his 14th album, You Want It Darker, which was met with rave reviews from critics. He is well-known for hits like HallelujahSuzanne, So Long, Marianne, I'm Your Man, and Bird on the Wire. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Elrod, his daughter Lorca Cohen who is a photographer and his son Adam Cohen, a musician and a part of the rock band Low Millions. Adam also produced You Want It Darker, and had set up a makeshift recording studio in his father's living room, as the latter had back problems that made it difficult for him to leave the house.

Celebrities and musicians all over the world have taken to Twitter to remember Cohen.

Rest in peace, Leonard. You will be missed.


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