Influential Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died earlier today on Nov. 10, 2016 at the age of 82. Cohen’s death was confirmed on the singer’s Facebook page by Sony Music Canada.
“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.”
Cohen’s work spanned more than five decades earning him a reputation as one of the most influential artists in the Sixties. He released his first album, “Songs of Leonard Cohen” in 1967.
He continued to work till this very year, releasing his final album “You Want It Darker” on Sept. 21. Many people will know him from “Hallelujah” from his 1984 release “Various Positions.”
Cohen’s music was an inspiration for his generation and generations that followed. His influence will not be forgotten. #RIP