The Death of Leonard Cohen

My page was too white, my ink was too thin. The day wouldn’t write what the night penciled in.  -Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, the extremely prominent singer, songwriter and poet whose work spanned almost 50 years, passed away on November 7, 2016, at the age of 82. People around the world mourned the loss of a legendary artist, poet, and songwriter.

Cohen was one among a small group of influential singer-songwriters who appeared in the Sixties and early Seventies. He had a profound, haunting voice, writing songs that dealt with love and hate, war and peace, sex and spirituality, ecstasy and depression.

Leonard Cohen is a renowned poet, as well as a singer-songwriter. Among his most famous songs are poems are Hallelujah, Anthem, Democracy, SuzanneBird On The Wire, and Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye. His book of poetry and drawings, Book Of Longing, was published in May 2006.

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Leonard Cohen’s legacy and influence will stay with us forever, even as he has passed.


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