Iconic Canadian songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82

Legendary Canadian artist has left us.

A Canadian musical icon has left us.

Leonard Cohen, one of the most influential songwriters of all time has passed away at the age of 82. The news has been confirmed via a message posted to Cohen’s Facebook page Thursday night.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.

“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”

Cohen’s latest album You Want It Darker, his 14th studio recording, was released in October.