Canonical Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away on Monday, November 7th in Los Angeles and was buried in Montreal reported The Guardian. Mr Cohen released his 14th album, You Want It Darker last month, which was critically acclaimed. Mr Cohen is often compared to contemporaries Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.
The songwriter may be best known for his song Hallelujah, from the album Various Positions(1984), his 7th studio album which has been covered by musicians consistently in the past 2 decades since the recording of it by Jeff Buckley on his debut & sole completed studio album Grace(1994) and also John Cage. Mr Cohen’s 8th studio album I’m Your Man‘s title track has received tremendous attention.
Mr Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec. He was a published poet whose work drew comparisons to the works of James Joyce. Mr Cohen’s influence may be heard in the music of Serge Gainsbourg, Nick Cave, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Scott Walker, Tom Waits & Nico.