Beloved songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82. Sony Music Canada, his label, confirmed his death on Cohen’s Facebook page. Cohen’s work spanned decades, but he was likely best known for the song “Hallelujah.”
His final album, You Want It Darker, was released in October and received widespread acclaim from music critics.
There will be a memorial for him in Los Angeles at a later date, according to Sony Music Canada. However, many artists and musicians shared their favorite lines from the often melancholy musician, as well as interesting stories.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre called Cohen an “ambassador and icon” and announced that flags would fly at half-mast.