RIP Leonard Cohen: Justin Trudeau, Mahesh Bhatt, JK Rowling pay their respects - Firstpost
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RIP Leonard Cohen: Justin Trudeau, Mahesh Bhatt, JK Rowling pay their respects


Leonard Cohen, rock music's man of letters, whose songs fused religious imagery with themes of redemption and sexual desire, earning him critical and popular acclaim, has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page said.

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," a statement on the Facebook page said. "We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries."

The statement did not provide further details on Cohen's death, and representatives for the singer could not be reached immediately for comment. It said a memorial was planned in Los Angeles, where Cohen had lived for many years.

Many famous fans of Cohen paid tribute to the visionary artist through Twitter, starting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in which he remarked that, "It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of the legendary Leonard Cohen."

"Leonard Cohen was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2003 and received many artistic honours during his lifetime, including being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to Leonard Cohen’s family, friends, colleagues and many, many fans."

Here's what the Canadian president said:

Neil Gaiman who celebrated his birthday yesterday, also paid tribute to the singer:

The magical world of Potter sent its condolences:

Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt enjoyed his music too:

P.O.W: Bandhi Yudh Ke and Rock On 2 star Purab Kholi put up a 'Hallelujah' video:

Vishal Dadlani shared Cohen's spoke word poem 'Democracy' :

One Republic paid an ode to the Canadian legend:

Hollywood chimed in too:

(with inputs from wires)

First Published On : Nov 11, 2016 12:11 IST

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