Legendary singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82. The news was confirmed on Cohen’s official Facebook page Thursday evening.
“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” read the statement. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”
A cause of death has not been revealed.
Leonard Cohen was born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec. He released his first album in 1967 but was best known for his song “Hallelujah.” Originally released on Cohen’s 1984 album Various Positions, the song became widely known in 1994 when it was covered by Jeff Buckley.
Leonard Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was also a recipient of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honor.