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Very few people can change the world with their words. Leonard Cohen was one of the chosen few. Cohen wrote songs, poetry and novels. While songwriters like Bob Dylan tackled social and political issues, Cohen took on the internal issues of man. His songs took on subjects like death, depression, love, hate, despair and hope.
Cohen’s best-known song is “Hallelujah”. The song took a life of it’s own after being recorded by Jeff Buckley. Since that time, some 200 artists including Bob Dylan and Justin Timberlake have sung or recorded it. Cohen spent many years living in a Buddhist Temple. His experiences there will filmed for a documentary.
Cohen was 82 and just released a new album, ‘You Want It Darker’, 2 weeks ago. Adam Cohen, his son and producer, said, “My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records. He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humor.”
A spirit and soul beyond compare.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 11, 2016
“Everything has a crack in it, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 11, 2016
Full statement on the passing of Leonard Cohen: https://t.co/shL2GeMy6k
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016