Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at 82


PUBLISHED Thu, November 10, 2016 - 8:52pm EST


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)

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"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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