Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who was also an acclaimed poet and novelist, has died at the age of 82.
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Leonard Cohen performs at the Glastonbury Festival 2008 in Somerset, southwest England, June 29, 2008. Leonard Cohen, shake music's man of letters whose tunes intertwined religious symbolism with topics of reclamation and sexual yearning, gaining him basic and well known praise, has kicked the bucket at 82 years old, said an announcement on his Facebook page. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Leonard Cohen performs at the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, July 4, 2013. "It is with significant distress we report that amazing artist, musician and craftsman, Leonard Cohen has passed away," an announcement on the Facebook page said. "We have lost one of music's most worshipped and productive visionaries." REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
Leonard Cohen makes that big appearance as he is regarded at the 2012 Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence granted to both he and Chuck Berry at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts February 26, 2012.
Leonard Cohen recognizes the group of onlookers subsequent to getting the 2011 Prince of Asturias honor for Letters from Spain's Crown Prince Felipe amid a service at Campoamor theater in Oviedo, northern Spain, October 21, 2011.
Leonard Cohen cries amid a tribute in Gijon, northern Spain, October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Singer Lou Reed praises as Leonard Cohen makes that big appearance as he is accepted amid the 23rd yearly Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enlistment service at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Leonard Cohen holds a 24-carat gold first squeezing of "Tower of Song", another collection including craftsmen, for example, Sting, Elton John, Bono and Peter Gabriel playing out a choice of melodies composed by Cohen, August 1, 1995. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Leonard Cohen performs at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset in south west England June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Leonard Cohen bows in the wake of accepting the rank of Companion in the Order of Canada from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson amid a service in Ottawa, October 24, 2003. REUTERS/Jim Young
Leonard Cohen performs at the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
Leonard Cohen strolls to the phase as he is enlisted amid the 23rd yearly Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acceptance function at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Leonard Cohen performs at the 42nd Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Leonard Cohen signals amid a tribute in Gijon, northern Spain, October 19, 2011. Cohen, a local of Quebec, was at that point a commended writer and author when he moved to New York in 1966 at age 31 to break into the music business. A little while later, pundits were contrasting him with Bob Dylan for the expressive constrain of his songwriting. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Leonard Cohen tips his cap to the group of onlookers as he acknowledges the 2012 Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence, which was granted to both he and Chuck Berry at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, in Boston, Massachusetts February 26, 2012 REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi