Leonard Cohen, the legendary songwriter and singer, has died.
His death was announced on his official Facebook page on Thursday. He was 82.
“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” the page stated. “A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”
Rolling Stone first reported Cohen’s death.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1934, in Westmount, Quebec, the magazine reported. He attended McGill University and moved to Greece, where he published two novels and a poetry collection.
He moved to New York City, in 1967 releasing “The Songs of Leonard Cohen,” which Rolling Stone called “exquisite.” He went on to release more than a dozen albums.
He was well known for writing songs such as “Hallelujah,” “Winter Lady” and “Suzanne.”