Revered singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed away aged 82.
The legendary artist's death was announced on his Facebook page last night:
His son Adam has said, "My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records. He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humour."
Cohen's Hallelujah is one of the most covered songs in history...
Tributes for the legend have been pouring in...
leonard cohen ????
— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016
A spirit and soul beyond compare.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 11, 2016
"Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried, in my way, to be free."
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen. Thank you for you dedication to music, & writing one of my favorite songs to sing "Hallelujah". https://t.co/JsTjNmmarC
— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) November 11, 2016
Such sad news...The great Leonard Cohen has passed away. Thank's for what your music has done for humanity... Kindness, love, beauty, poetry
— Regina Spektor (@respektor) November 11, 2016
He'll be greatly missed.