News

Actions

Leonard Cohen: Poet, singer, songwriter dead at 82

Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 9:28 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 21:28:43-05
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20:  Leonard Cohen performs live for fans at Rod Laver Arena on November 20, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Graham Denholm/WireImage)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 20: Leonard Cohen performs live for fans at Rod Laver Arena on November 20, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/WireImage)

Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, according to a post on his official Facebook page. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” the post said.

A highly-respected artist known for his poetic and lyrical music, Cohen wrote a number of popular songs including the often-covered “Hallelujah.”

Sony Music Canada tweeted, “The Sony Music Canada family joins the world in mourning Leonard Cohen’s passing.” His 14th studio album, “You Want It Darker,” had just been released on October 21.

Apart from his successful musical career, Cohen also wrote novels and numerous collections of poetry. A memorial will be held in Los Angeles at a later date, the Facebook post said.