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Singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen has died.
Sony Music Canada confirmed the artist’s death on his Facebook page.
“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement says. “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.”
A cause of death has not yet been given.
The 82-year-old was one of the main artists to emerge in the ‘60s and early ‘70s, and his work spanned five decades. “Hallelujah,” one of his most well-known songs, is taken off his 1984 album Various Positions.
Cohen's fourteenth and final album, You Want It Darker, was released Oct. 21 of this year.
Artists in the scene are extending their condolences to music's tragic loss:
— frnkiero (@FrankIero) November 11, 2016
State Champs' Ryan Scott Graham:
Cold and broken hallelujah. pic.twitter.com/YRMoR9RshQ
— Ryan Scott Graham (@RyanScottGraham) November 11, 2016
The Summer Set's Brian Dales:
“Love is not a victory march.” Rest In Peace, Leonard Cohen.
— DALES. (@brianlogandales) November 11, 2016
https://t.co/23EjjiwJDL still maybe the most beautiful song ever written. ❤️
— Circa Survive (@circasurvive) November 11, 2016
Into It. Over It.:
the baddest. the best. my first crush on a lyricist. my first weep at turn of phrase. rest in power leonard. this world doesn't deserve you pic.twitter.com/S5iEooHzyv
— Into It. Over It. (@intoitoverit) November 11, 2016
Merci Leonard Cohen. Rest easy.
— PUP (@puptheband) November 11, 2016
One of the greatest poets of our lifetime. We were listening last night and we will continue to listen and learn from him—RIP Leonard Cohen. pic.twitter.com/taXUc8e5zL
— Foxing (@Foxing) November 11, 2016
Billy Talent's Ben Kowalewicz:
This week fucking sucks. RIP Leonard Cohen. I'm gutted.
— Ben Kowalewicz (@BenKowalewiczBT) November 11, 2016
Papa Roach's Jerry Horton
RIP Leonard Cohen….
— Jerry Horton (@jerryhorton) November 11, 2016