Legendary Singer/Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dead At 82
“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement read. “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.”
A statement was released today by Sony Music Canada of the passing of legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. At age 82, it has yet to be determined the exact cause of death at press time. The label released this official statement in confirming the death of the late great.
Born on September 21st, 1934, in Westmount, Quebec, Leonard Norman Cohen was responsible for the career of James Taylor, Willie Nelson and many others. Cohen was known for many long successful touring schedules. Began touring in 1971, his time on tour inspired the live sound producer John Lissauer brought to his 1974 masterpiece, New Skin for the Old Ceremony. During his last tour of 2008 to 2010, Cohen undertook an epic world tour during which he would perform 247 shows.
Cohen released 14 studio albums throughout his career with his finale album being the 2014, ‘You Want It Darker’. ‘You Want It Darker’ was released commercially only three weeks ago.