Rolling Stone: Leonard Cohen Dead at 82
Hugely influential singer and songwriter's work spanned nearly 50 years.
Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died at the age of 82. Cohen's label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer's Facebook page.
"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the statement read. "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 and exact date of death was not given.
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Update #1: Leonard Cohen's death strikes chord around the world (CBC)
Update #2: A look at key dates in the life and career of Leonard Cohen (CTV).
WNU Editor: Another music great is gone. My favourite Leonard Cohen song (there are actually two of them) are below.