The death of the poet, novelist and musician Leonard Cohen at the age of 82 years caused a wave of reactions on the social media from both fans and stars. Jennifer Hudson thanked Leonard Cohen for his dedication for music but also for writing ‘of my favorite songs to sing “Hallelujah”. Justin Timberlake wrote on Twitter that Leonard Cohen was ‘The spirit and soul beyond compare’. Alanis Morissette limited to use an emoticon that shows sadness while Russell Crowe published a message on Twitter. ‘Dear Leonard Cohen, thanks for the quiet nights, the reflection button, the perspectives, the wry smiles and the truth.’
Mia Farrow chose a quote from Leonard Cohen to express her sadness: ‘Everything has a crack in it, that’s how the light gets in.’ Rob Lowe wrote on Twitter: ‘I’ve experienced the loss of many legends but never have I seen so many of their works quoted in their passing’. The writer Elizabeth Gilbert thanked Leonard Cohen in a message: ‘This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz… Thank you, Leonard Cohen. I really loved you’. Bette Midler wrote: ‘Leonard Cohen has died.
Another magical voice stilled.’ Kiefer Sutherland posted on Twitter: ‘A brilliant Canadian artist passed today. Leonard Cohen, rest in peace. Hallelujah’. The writer Paulo Cohelo published a short message on Twitter in which he wrote: ‘Rest in peace’ and he added a link to the song ‘Hallelujah’. The director Ron Howard wrote on Twitter that one of his favorite singer-poets died. The Canadian prime-minister Justin Trudeau wrote: ‘On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to Leonard Cohen’s family, friends, colleagues and many, many fans. Leonard, no other artist’s poetry and music felt or sounded quite like yours. We’ll miss you.’