Last night, at the age of 82, Leonard Cohen passed away. And though the world is still recovering from the results of the painful 2016 election, there was a tremendous outpour of love for the Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist on social media. While this week has been a difficult one, it is clear that Cohen’s music has united and inspired many, in ways tragedy could never damage.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) November 11, 2016
leonard cohen ?
— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016
No other artist's music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen's. Yet his work resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016
Omg no ? you are my absolute favorite poet. Only yesterday I played your songs and I thought, how can a man pierce my soul so profound, time after time. And I was so excited to finally show Dion your catalogue. He loved Bird on the wire. My favorite is Hey that's no way to say good bye. I will miss you forever. You taught me so much.
I just learned that Leonard Cohen has passed. I've not the words to express the monumental talent of the man. A legend. Our legend.
— Matthew Good (@mattgood) November 11, 2016
Kids. Take a moment to listen to Leonard Cohen's song Going Home when you can. RIP L Cohen and thank you.
— benjamin folds (@BenFolds) November 11, 2016
Ah shit, Dear Leonard. Keep singing from that tower of song ❤️
— Lights (@lights) November 11, 2016
Very sad news about Mr Leonard Cohen. One of the most important artists and lyricists, RIP.
— James Bay (@JamesBayMusic) November 11, 2016
— R A I N A (@RahRahRaina) November 11, 2016
Journalist to Leonard Cohen: How do you get over a broken heart?
Leonard: You never get over a broken heart. pic.twitter.com/xbd4Lq6y8c
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) November 11, 2016
Main image courtesy of Twitter.