Leonard Cohen dies at 82
Tributes for the famed poet and singer pour in
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.
The Sony Music Canada family joins the world in mourning Leonard Cohen’s passing.— Sony Music Canada (@Sony_Music) November 11, 2016
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 Hallelujah, Suzanne, 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.
"Like a bird on the wire— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 11, 2016
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried, in my way, to be free."
RIP Leonard Cohen. It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah.— Hrishikesh Hirway (@HrishiHirway) November 11, 2016
I've experienced the loss of many legends but never have I seen so many of their works quoted in their passing. #LeonardCohen— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) November 11, 2016
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen!😢 Your rendition of 'Hallelujah' is one of the most beautiful sounds I've ever heard!-#jchamp— Cage The Elephant (@CageTheElephant) November 11, 2016
"...it's time that we began— krysten ritter (@Krystenritter) November 11, 2016
to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again" RIP Leonard Cohen :(
leonard cohen 😥— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016
Of course 2016 would take #LeonardCohen. Of course. 2016, please go away. You have made your awful point. RIP to yet another great.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 11, 2016
A brilliant Canadian artist passed today. Leonard Cohen, rest in peace. Hallelujah.— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) November 11, 2016
Dear Leonard Cohen, thanks for the quiet nights, the reflection, the perspective, the wry smiles and the truth #towerofsong— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 11, 2016
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in" -Leonard Cohen, a personal hero, we need you now, but I guess you had to go.— Avan Jogia (@AvanJogia) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 11, 2016
Oh god, Leonard Cohen is gone.— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) November 11, 2016
Rest in peace, Leonard. You will be missed.