United Kingdom, Nov 11, 2016: Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82.
Cohen’s management announced the death of legendary singer on his facebook page shortly after 8:30pm in New York.
The announcement later said that “There were no details about the cause of Mr. Cohen’s death. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date.”
The Montreal-born singer’s hits included Suzanne and I’m Your Man and he released his 14th album, You Want It Darker, just last month.
Leonard Cohen was called “the high priest of pathos” and the “godfather of gloom”.
Although he influenced many musicians and won many honors, including induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Order of Canada, Cohen rarely made the pop music charts with his sometimes moody folk-rock.
But Cohen’s most famous song, “Hallelujah,” in which he invoked the biblical King David and drew parallels between physical love and a desire for spiritual connection, has been covered hundreds of times since he released it in 1984.
After the demise of renowned singer, celebrities mourned his passing on social media:
American singer Bette Midler wrote:
Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) November 11, 2016
Russell Crowe tweeted:
Dear Leonard Cohen, thanks for the quiet nights, the reflection, the perspective, the wry smiles and the truth #towerofsong
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 11, 2016
Sean Lennon said:
Leonard Cohen R.I.P. 2016 now officially one of the saddest years. https://t.co/Dk1G5Y7RMB
— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) November 11, 2016