Leonard Cohen


Age: 82

Canadian singer-songwriter who blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like Hallelujah, Suzanne, and Bird on a Wire, who was also renowned as a poet, novelist, and aspiring Zen monk who combined folk music with a darker, sexual edge that won him fans around the world and among fellow musicians like Bob Dylan and REM, but who remained popular into his 80s and whose song Hallelujah went from cult hit to modern standard, now an unending staple in movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, reality shows, and high school choir concerts.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: September 21, 1934

Died: November 7, 2016

Los Angeles, California