Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies At 82

“He was writing up until his last moments.”

Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies At 82

Singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed away on Thursday (November 10th) at the age of 82.

Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page, writing, “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”

Born in 1934, the Canadian poet, songwriter and singer composed and released folk-rock and pop songs by the mid-1960s – with hits such as, “Suzanne” and “Bird on a Wire” for Judy Collins, and “Hallelujah” for the late Jeff Buckley. Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and he received a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in 2010. His final album, You Want It Darker, was released last month, which was produced by his son Adam.

In a statement, Adam wrote, “My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records. He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humor.”

His manager Robert Kory also released a statement, writing, “Unmatched in his creativity, insight and crippling candor, Leonard Cohen was a true visionary whose voice will be sorely missed. 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.”

Cohen is survived by a son and daughter from his relationship with Suzanne Elrod.

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