Canadian poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at 82

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      Legendary Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen has passed away.

      The Grammy-winning artist, whose accolades included a lifetime achievement award, was 82 years old.

      The news of his passing was confirmed via Sony Music Canada and the artist’s official Facebook page.

      “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” reads a message posted there.

      “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” it continues. “A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”

      Cohen released his last album just last month, on October 16. Titled You Want It Darker, it was his 14th full-length recording.

      At the time of writing, an official cause of death had not yet been made public.

      Cohen's most famous song was "Hallelujah", which was performed by k.d. lang at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

      Leonard Cohen sings "Hallelujah".