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Leonard Cohen Dead - 'Hallelujah' Singer & Poet Dies at 82

Leonard Cohen Dead - 'Hallelujah' Singer & Poet Dies at 82

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter who wrote the classic song “Hallelujah,” has died at the age of 82.

The artist’s Facebook page announced the sad news along with an official statement.

“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,” the statement read.

“A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief,” the statement continued.

Among Leonard‘s honors in his career include being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, which is the highest honor a civilian can receive there.

Just a few weeks ago, Leonard released his fourteenth album You Want It Darker.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Leonard‘s loved ones during this difficult time.


Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah (Audio)
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