Musician, poet and author Leonard Cohen, whose works spanned six decades and inspired numerous other artists, has died at the age of 82, his music label announced.
"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," a statement on his Facebook page said. "We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries."
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His music label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed the death in a statement. "Leonard Cohen was an unparalleled artist whose stunning body of original work has been embraced by generations of fans and artists alike."
Cohen was a poet before releasing his first album in 1967, Songs of Leonard Cohen, and his musical career has been compared to Bob Dylan and Paul Simon in terms of the influence on other artists.