Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, according to a post on his official Facebook page.

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

A highly respected artist known for his poetic and lyrical music, Cohen wrote a number of popular songs including the often-covered “Hallelujah.”

Sony Music Canada tweeted, “The Sony Music Canada family joins the world in mourning Leonard Cohen’s passing.”

His 14th studio album, “You Want It Darker,” had just been released on Oct. 21.

Apart from his successful musical career, Cohen also wrote novels and numerous collections of poetry.

A memorial will be held in Los Angeles at a later date, the Facebook post said.

Tributes to Cohen

Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda joined the chorus of celebrities farewelling the artist on social media, quoting from Cohen’s “Suzanne.”

Many posted a line from his 1992 single, Anthem: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”