The Canadian singer/songwriter, poet and novelist has died at the age of 82, according to his offical Facebook page earlier today.
“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.”
Commonly known for his song “Hallelujah” which was covered by Jeff Buckley in the 1990’s, Cohen expressed his work through the exploration of religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and relationships.
As a singer, Cohen is featured in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
R.I.P Leonard Cohen, September 21, 1934- November 10, 2016.