Music legend Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, Rolling Stone reports.
Sony Music Canada, Cohen’s label, confirmed his death on Facebook, writing on the singer’s page, "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.”
The statement added, "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." A cause of death was not given.”
Cohen’s career spanned five decades. Rolling stone notes that Cohen was among a small group of extremely influential singer-songwriters to emerge in the Sixties and early Seventies, which also included Bob Dylan.
Leonard Norman Cohen was born on September 21st, 1934, in Westmount, Quebec.