Friday, 11 November 2016

Legendary singer known for historic 'Hallelujah' song dies


After confessing he was ready to die, Legendary singer - songwriter Leonard  Cohen has passed on.

The poet and author turned musician was born in Canada in 1932 and passed away peacefully at home' in Los Angeles, California, his son Adam said.

A statement on Facebook by record label Sony said the world has lost 'one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries'. 

In his successful career spanning many decades about '50 years' he  released 14 albums and penend his classic song Hallelujah in 1984, one of the most-covered in history with more than 300 artists recording their own versions.

Just three weeks ago the star released his final album 'You Want It Darker' and believed it was 'one of his greatest records'.

Music fans have called 2016 an 'annus horribilis' because Cohen has died in a year where David Bowie and Prince also passed away. 

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