Legendary singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen dead at 82

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Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Leonard Cohen, a legendary singer and songwriter, has died at the age of 82, his label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed on the singer’s Facebook page.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement read. “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.”

A cause of death and exact date of death was not given.

The Canadian musician had a career that spanned over five decades.

Cohen is probably best-known for the song, “Hallelujah.” Since Cohen’s release, it has been recorded more than 200 times.

His 14th studio album, “You Want It Darker,” had just been released on October 21.

Apart from his successful musical career, Cohen also wrote novels and numerous collections of poetry.

A memorial will be held in Los Angeles at a later date, the Facebook post said.

This story is developing.

The CNN Wire contributed to this article.

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