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In Pictures: Remembering Visionary Musician Leonard Cohen
The death of Leonard Cohen, renowned Canadian singer-songwriter, has prompted an outpouring of international condolences and support.
Leonard Cohen, the Canadian poet and novelist who became a singular international presence as a singer-songwriter, died on Nov. 10, 2016. He was 82. Here he poses in Germany in 1976.
Cohen, a renowned poet, novelist and aspiring Zen monk, blended folk music with a darker, sexual edge that won him fans around the world and among fellow musicians like Bob Dylan and R.E.M. His ability to seamlessly blend spirituality and sexuality in songs like "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire."
Cohen remained wildly popular into his 80s, when his deep voice plunged to seriously gravelly depths. He toured as recently as earlier this year and released a new album, "You Want it Darker," just last month. Adam Cohen said his father died with the knowledge that he'd made one of his greatest records.
Leonard Cohen gestures during a tribute in Gijon, northern Spain on October 19, 2011. "No other artist's music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen's," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement Thursday. "Yet his work resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him."