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November 11, 2016 12:13 am

Iconic Canadian-Jewish Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dead at 82

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Leonard Cohen. Photo: Wikipedia.

Leonard Cohen. Photo: Wikipedia.

Famed Jewish singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died on Thursday night aged 82, according to a post on his official Facebook page.

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

Known for his stirring and soulful poetry, Cohen was born in Canada and later moved to Los Angeles. Throughout his career of more than four decades he released 12 studio albums and wrote dozens of songs including his most famous “Hallelujah.”

His most recent release, “You Want it Darker,” included the lyrics, “Hineni (here I am), I’m ready my Lord.”

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