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There has been some devastating news on social media this afternoon.

Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen as died, aged 82.

His management confirmed the news on his Facebook page within the last hour.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the post said.

“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”

You might remember Cohen best for his haunting song Hallelujah, which has been covered multiple times by different artists over the years.

His other hits included songs such as Suzanne, Bird on the Wire and Tower of Song.

The Facebook post revealed that a memorial for the singer will be held in Los Angeles at a later date.

Cohen’s death comes just weeks after the release of his latest album You Want It Darker.

His death adds to the total of legendary singers we’ve lost this year including David Bowie, Prince and Bobby Vee.

Are you shocked by this news? Were you a fan of Leonard Cohen?

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  1. A very talented man. I’m reading one of his books ATM and didn’t realise he was 82 years of age. Time flys. Now, discovered he has passed away. So very sad. RIP Leonard Cohen. One in a million.

  2. The best lyrics, the best voice….his music will endure.

  3. Bought my first album in 1965 and have loved him all this years. Try google “Dance Me to the End of Love”. tears 🙁

  4. Just purchased his latest CD & we’re playing it yesterday what a very sad loss a great singer saw him in concert in New Zealand just a few years back 😩😩

  5. Had the privilege of seeing him in Cairns just a couple of years ago, astounding musicians, wonderful concert, a true gentleman and poet. I remember seeing vision of him from the Isle of Man concert in the 60’s. He lived his philosophy. This man was very special. A man of Peace.

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