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In early 1971, Leonard Cohen was still a relatively unknown singer-songwriter. Despite releasing two critically acclaimed records – 1967's Songs of Leonard Cohen and 1969's Songs From a Room – the Canadian artist, who previously plied his trade as a novelist and poet, had yet to tour the U.S. He was then living on a farm in the small town of Big East Fork, Tennessee while preparing the release of that March's Songs of Love and Hate. "I had a house, a jeep, a carbine, a pair of cowboy boots, a girlfriend … a typewriter, »
2016 continues to take its toll on the entertainment industry, as another huge icon has passed away. Leonard Cohen died peacefully surrounded by family this past week. He was 82 at the time of his death. A hugely influential singer and songwriter, his career spans nearly 50 years. The man's label confirmed his death on Facebook. Sony Music Canada made this announcement.
"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief."
At this time, no cause of death has been given. And it isn't known exactly when Leonard Cohen died. Cohen's son Adam spoke with Rolling Stone shortly after the news was announced. He had this to say about his father's legacy. »
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