Legendary singer Leonard Cohen, 82, dies

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is dead, according to an official social media entry.

Apart from his successful musical career, Cohen also wrote novels and numerous collections of poetry. He is survived by a son and a daughter from a previous relationship.

Apart from his successful musical career, Cohen also wrote novels and numerous collections of poetry. He is survived by a son and a daughter from a previous relationship.

Originally from Montreal in Canada – the highly respected artist was best known for his poetic and lyrical music, Cohen wrote a number of popular songs including the often-covered “Hallelujah,” used in the grim super hero film “The Watchmen” as well “Bird On The Wire” the title track of a Goldie Hawn film apart from “Everybody Knows” used in the Christian Slater radio drama “Pump Up The Volume.”

He rebuilt his a career at a time when others would be looking to hang up their hats, this was due to an ex-manager embezzling his funds while he attended a Zen monastery for 5 years in Los Angeles;-

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