Tributes and condolences from friends, colleagues, and fans of singer, songwriter, poet, and author Leonard Cohen continue to pour in on social media.
The Canadian music legend passed away on Monday at the age of 82, according to Cohen’s biographer Sylvie Simmons, citing a family friend. A traditional Jewish memorial service for the poet was held in Quebec on Thursday, three days later. Cohen was laid to rest beside his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, said a statement co-signed by Rabbi Adam Scheier.
Cohen “passed away peacefully at home in Los Angeles,” said a statement from his son Adam. Another memorial service will be held in Los Angeles sometime in the future.
Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, publicly announced his death on Facebook Thursday evening. There were no specifics given on how the singer died.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to him on Twitter Thursday night saying, “No other artist’s music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen’s. Yet his work resonated across generations.”
No other artist’s music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen’s. Yet his work resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016
Born in Montreal, Cohen’s music transcended borders and people of all walks of life from around the world are celebrating him.
Leonard Cohen define so well our cultural diversity and duality representing The true definition of living together in Montreal So long pic.twitter.com/J02Hrca5N6
— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) November 11, 2016
All men will be sailors then, until the sea shall free them. With love, goodbye, Leonard. pic.twitter.com/HNyCZelAK5
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) November 11, 2016
Overwhelming sadness. Leonard Cohen, a poet of genius, has left us. His words will stay with us forever. May he rest in peace.
— Tom Mulcair (@ThomasMulcair) November 11, 2016
Thank you Leonard Cohen
Swift rebirth my friend.
— k.d. lang (@kdlang) November 11, 2016
& when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said all men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 11, 2016
A brilliant Canadian artist passed today. Leonard Cohen, rest in peace. Hallelujah.
— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) November 11, 2016
— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen. He got out just in time.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) November 11, 2016
As of the week could get any worse. Thank you Leonard Cohen, for all the things. Rest In Peace
— lily allen (@lilyallen) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen dying is so goddamned symbolic right now. You just don’t let up, do you 2016?
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 11, 2016
With files from Rebecca Joseph of Global News