Lenoard Cohen, singer and songwriter best known for “Hallelujah,” has died at the age of 82.
“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the musician’s Facebook revealed Thursday. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”
The Canadian native has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cohen was born in Quebec in 1934 and moved to New York City in 1967 to immerse himself in the growing folk music scene there, alongside artists like Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. His first album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” was released in 1967.
The musician released music all the way until the end, putting out his final album “You Want It Darker” on October 21, just a few short weeks before his death.
Cohen gave his final interview recently to the New Yorker, where he said, “I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’s about it for me.”
A memorial service will take place in Los Angeles at a later date, according to Facebook.