Posted earlier this evening on Leonard Cohen’s Facebook Page is this sad message:
“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.”
Leonard Cohen’s first album was Songs of Leonard Cohen which was released in 1967. Probably his most memorable album was released in 1988, I’m Your Man, and was his first synthesized production. His 14th and final album, You Want It Darker, was released last month.
Cohen was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature. Cohen was awarded the Ninth Glenn Gould Prize in 2011.
At this time no cause of death has been released.