Canadian singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82 years. "We lost one of the most respected and prolific science fiction writers of music," said a post on the official page of the artist Facebook.
A very respected artist, famous for his poetic and lyrical, Cohen wrote several popular songs, including the frequently performed "Hallelujah". His 14th Studio album, "do You want Darker" was released on 21 October 2016.
Cohen's son, Adam, who helped produce his last album, said in a statement that his father died with the knowledge that he did "one of his greatest records." Manager Cohen, Robery Corey noted that the artist's work will inspire "future generations."
"Unsurpassed in its creativity, insight and plunging frankness, Leonard Cohen was a true visionary, his voice will be sorely missed," he said in a statement. In addition to his successful musical career, Cohen also wrote novels and numerous collections of poetry.
Farewell to the singer will be held in Los Angeles, said in a Facebook message. The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau joined those who mourn, saying that his work "resonates through generations." "Canada and the world will miss him."
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