Leonard Cohen, the legendary singer-songwriter who is known for 1960s folk songs such as "Suzanne", "Bird on a Wire" and later "Hallelujah", had died, his record label announced on Thursday. He was 82 years old. (more)
"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," Sony Music Canada said in a statement. "We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries."
The statement provided no information about Cohen's time, place and cause of death but said a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. "The family requests privacy during their time of grief," it said.
Cohen made a successful comeback world tour from 2008 through 2010, during which he visited more than 30 countries.
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