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The famous and enigmatic Canadian poet and novelist who was the foremost songwriters of the contemporary era, died at age 82 on Thursday night, as his Facebook page announced to Leonard Cohen followers. Sony Music, which published Cohen’s music, confirmed the death. His son and producer, Adam Cohen said, “My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records. He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humor.”
Cohen’s career lasted for nearly five decades and in his poetic texts, the musician expressed the thoughts on faith, despair, solitude, politics, and other issues. One of his most-known songs is “Hallelujah,” track that combines spiritual and earthly feelings. Cohen started to record at age 33 and his voice was defined as gravelly baritone. In the five decades Cohen recorded 14 studio albums. He brought sophistication to musical texts, which coalesced sacred and profane.