The essence of his work is best described by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame of the United States: “For six decades Leonard Cohen revealed his soul to the world through poetry and song – his deep and timeless humanity touching out very core. Simply brilliant. His music and words will resonate forever” (from Biography of Leonard Cohen).
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined those mourning Cohen’s death, saying his work had “resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him.”
A memorial will be held for Cohen in Los Angeles on a date still to be announced, according to his official Facebook page.
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