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Singer Leonard Cohen dies at 82

His latest album You Want it Darker was released in October to high acclaim

Leonard Cohen, legendary Canadian singer,songwriter and author has died at the age of 82. The death of the artist whose work has inspired generations was confirmed by his label Sony Music Canada on his Official Facebook page.

“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,” the post appeared on Thursday read.

“A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”

His latest album You Want it Darker was released in October to high acclaim.

Cohen born in Quebec region of Canada rose to prominence in the 1960s, writing novels, and poets. He, later on, shifted his focus to songs and released his first album Songs of Leonard Cohen in 1967.

His successful career spanning more than five decades has been likened with contemporaries such as Nobel Laurate Bob Dylan.

Cohen’s s acclaimed songs include Suzanne,Lover Lover Lover,In My Secret Life and I’m Your Man.

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