Leonard Cohen has died at age 82 in his Los Angeles home. The singer-songwriter gained fame in the 1950s and 60s, first as a novelist, and then as a poet and musician.
Cohen’s works were noted for their underlying spirituality, and preoccupation with morality, beauty, and morbidity.
A post to the musician’s official Facebook page reads:
“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”
Cohen’s final album, You Want it Darker, was released earlier this year.