The Canadian musician Leonard Cohen, which was also an appreciated poet and novelist, died at the age of 82 years. ‘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’, it is announced on his Facebook page. On September 21 this year, Leonard Cohen celebrated 82 years, announcing the launch of a new album in which he explores the metaphysical relationship of the man with God and death. The Canadian artist was born on September 21, 1934, in the Westmount suburbia of Montreal. At the age of 13 years he started to sing at guitar, interpreting his own creations, in cafes from the city.
He studied the English language at the McGill University. His first book of poetry, ‘Let Us Compare Mythologies’, was published at 22 years and was followed by ‘The Favorite Game’ (1963) and ‘Beautiful losers’ (1966). In 1968 he launched the first album, ‘The Songs of Leonard Cohen’, sold in 100,000 copies in two years. In March 2009, Cohen launched the album Live in London, which contains 25 songs of his show at the O2 Arena in London. On September 22, 2014, he launched ‘Popular Problems’. The last collection of new songs of Leonard Cohen was called ‘You Want It Darker’ and was launched on October 21, 2016. He was included in the Museum of the famous musicians from Canada and in the Museum of the famous Composers from Canada. In 2008 he was included in the Museum of the Rock n roll celebrities from Cleveland, Ohio. In 2003, he received the Order of Canada.