Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Singer Leonard Cohen, pictured in 2014. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, known for haunting and poetic songs like "Hallelujah" and "Suzanne," has died at age 82.

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the singer's Facebook page reported.

"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 career spanned five decades and 14 albums, including "You Want It Darker," released just last month.



He also wrote books of poetry, two novels and had his music featured in numerous films and television shows. Among films to feature his songs were "Watchmen," "Natural Born Killers" and "Pump Up the Volume."

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