Leonard Cohen dies aged 82
Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died aged 82, his record label confirmed today.
A short statement on Cohen’s Facebook page read:
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.
Along with the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin, Cohen was one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s.
Known for his haunting bass voice and dark subject matter, Cohen continued to make music to the end, releasing his last album You Want It Darker just this year.
He made 14 studio albums over his five-decade career, the most popular of which was 1988’s I’m Your Man.
Cohen was perhaps best known for his ubiquitous single Hallelujah, which has been covered more than 200 times by some of the world’s best known artists.