Leonard Cohen, the iconic singer/songwriter, tragically passed away at the age of 82 on Nov. 10. Celebrities like Lin Manuel-Miranda, Russell Crowe and more have taken to social media to express their grief and overwhelming sadness over his passing. Read the heartwarming tweets here.
So sad! Canadian musician Leonard Cohen passed away on Nov. 10 and the cause behind his death still remains unknown. The singer/songwriter’s record label Sony revealed the tragic news via his Facebook page, noting his wondrous gifts and talents. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.” Tweets from A-list stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler, Russell Crowe and more have since been pouring in to honor the icon, all noting how inspired they are by his creativity.
This is heartbreaking. Can't help but feel grateful for the tower of song he leaves behind. https://t.co/q1asV1RF7U
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 11, 2016
Dear Leonard Cohen, thanks for the quiet nights, the reflection, the perspective, the wry smiles and the truth #towerofsong
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen gone? I didn't think this week could get any worse.
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) November 11, 2016
"I remember you well, in the Chelsea hotel, you were famous- your heart was a legend…" see you on the other side Leonard Cohen.
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) November 11, 2016
A brilliant Canadian artist passed today. Leonard Cohen, rest in peace. Hallelujah.
— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) November 11, 2016
Of course 2016 would take #LeonardCohen. Of course. 2016, please go away. You have made your awful point. RIP to yet another great.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 11, 2016
leonard cohen 😥
— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen!😢 Your rendition of 'Hallelujah' is one of the most beautiful sounds I've ever heard!-#jchamp
— Cage The Elephant (@CageTheElephant) November 11, 2016
"…it's time that we began
to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again" RIP Leonard Cohen :(
— krysten ritter (@Krystenritter) November 11, 2016
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) November 11, 2016
A memorial for Leonard is expected to take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The singer had a myriad of skills, even working as a poet and novelist throughout his illustrious career. He was fearless in talking about controversial subjects like religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Leonard has definitely been bringing smiles and evoking emotion over the last five decades with his iconic singles like “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne.” He also just released his 14th studio album, You Want It Darker, on Oct. 21, shortly before his passing.
It seems Leonard may have come to terms with his death, previously talking about how he’s been at peace with the idea. He told the New Yorker, “I don’t think I’ll be able to finish those songs (I’m working on). Maybe, who knows?” Leonard concluded, “I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’s about it for me.” He is survived by his two kids, Adam and Lorca. We’re so grateful for his contribution to music and to this world.
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