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    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:36:12

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    Legendary singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has passed away in Los Angeles after a career spanning almost fifty years of music-making that included global hits like "Hallelujah", "Everybody Knows", "Bird On A Wire" and "Suzanne".

    His death was first confirmed on the artist's official Facebook page: "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."

    A cause and exact date of death has not yet been given, but Cohen had been in poor health since the conclusion of his mammoth five-year, 387-show 'Grand Tour' in 2013, and mostly, in his own words, 'confined to barracks' in the house he shared with his daughter and granddaughter in California.

    Cohen's son Adam (an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right) had been working with his father on the recently-released (and home-recorded) new album You Want It Darker. In a statement to Rolling Stone he said, "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."

    You Want It Darker has immediately jumped to the top of the Amazon music charts.

    The musical world has been reacting to Cohen's passing on social media:

    Nick Cave

    Lin-Manuel Miranda


    Leonard Cohen RIP

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    Dog...*sigh* all due respect to the gawd. #LeonardCohen

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    Elton John


    Dear God, no. The darkness just got so much darker. Such a beautiful man, such a beautiful soul. Please rest in peace, Leonard.

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    Tom Morello

    Justin Timberlake

    Carole King

    k.d. lang

    John Cale

    Jennifer Hudson

    Rob Thomas

    Sean Ono-Lennon

    Leonard Cohen R.I.P. 2016 now officially one of the saddest years.

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    Pussy Riot

    Alanis Morissette

    Regina Spektor

    James Bay

    Biffy Clyro

    Arcade Fire's Win Butler

    Lily Allen

    Cat Power


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    Best Coast

    Lykke Li

    Omg no 💔 you are my absolute favorite poet. Only yesterday I played your songs and I thought, how can a man pierce my soul so profound, time after time. And I was so excited to finally show Dion your catalogue. He loved Bird on the wire. My favorite is Hey that's no way to say good bye. I will miss you forever. You taught me so much.

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    Boy George

    Josh Groban

    Ben Folds

    Nancy Sinatra

    Recent ARTISTdirect articles on Leonard Cohen:
    Leonard Cohen Pays Tribute To Muse Marianne Ihlen
    Leonard Cohen Says "I Am Ready To Die" In New Yorker Profile
    Leonard Cohen - Under The Covers Playlist

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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