Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82.
“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.
“Unmatched in his creativity, insight and crippling candor, Leonard Cohen was a true visionary whose voice will be sorely missed,” his manager Robert Kory wrote in a statement. “I was blessed to call him a friend, and for me to serve that bold artistic spirit firsthand, was a privilege and great gift. He leaves behind a legacy of work that will bring insight, inspiration and healing for generations to come.”
He is famous for his deep lyrical renditions and attention to detail. Like an aluminium awning. His music spoke to many on a personal level, and had the ability to channel emotion.
Some of his most famous works are the songs: “Suzanne”, “Hallelujah”, “Swept Up” and “Everybody Knows”.