Canadian singer Leonard Cohen has suddenly passed away at the age of 82.
Though there are no details on the cause of death, an announcement on his official Facebook page revealed his passing: “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the post 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.”
The Montreal-born musician enjoyed a varied and successful career as a singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His hits included the tracks ‘Suzanne’ and ‘I’m Your Man’. Cohen released a new album – his fourteenth overall – entitled You Want It Darker just three weeks ago.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 and won a number of prestigious awards including Grammys, The Rose D’or and the title of Companion of the Order of Canada.
Cohen is survived by his two children and a granddaughter.