'Hallelujah' Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dead at age 82

“There is a crack in everything – that is how the light gets in.” ~Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, the baritone-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter who blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like “Hallelujah,” ”Suzanne” and “Bird on a Wire,” has died at age 82, his son Adam Cohen said in a statement. “My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles. He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humor.” Cohen, also renowned as a poet, novelist and aspiring Zen monk, blended folk music with a darker, sexual edge that won him fans around the world, like fellow musicians like Bob Dylan and R.E.M.

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