Justin Timberlake, Arcade Fire, Paloma Faith and more pay tribute to Leonard Cohen
Justin Timberlake, Arcade Fire and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are among those who have paid tribute to Leonard Cohen, who died last night at the age of 82.
Cohen, who recorded 14 studio albums across a 50-year career, was much admired by his fellow artists and many have paid tribute to him on social media.
You can read a selection of the tributes below:
Bye, Leonard and thanks!x https://t.co/hjB5KUoGHR— graham coxon (@grahamcoxon) November 11, 2016
A tragic loss for all words- the day Leonard Cohen died. They no longer have anywhere safe to go RIP— Paloma Faith (@Palomafaith) November 11, 2016
Next year can only be better. Seeing Leonard Cohen walking on St Laurent street when I was 21 was enough to make me feel like I had a home— win butler (@DJWindows98) November 11, 2016
No other artist's music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen's. Yet his work resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016
#RIPLeonardCohen— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 11, 2016
A spirit and soul beyond compare.
RIP Leonard https://t.co/ARiSEk3oSX— David Morrissey (@davemorrissey64) November 11, 2016
Looks like freedom but it feels like death— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) November 11, 2016
It's something in between, I guess
It's closing time . RIP Leonard Cohen. pic.twitter.com/C61FNULS4p
We have lost a great artist, poet and poignant force of energy. R.I.P Leonard Cohen.— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) November 11, 2016
Oh god. Not Leonard Cohen too. RIP. Contender for the greatest songwriter ever.— Frank Turner (@frankturner) November 11, 2016
"There is a crack in everything,— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 11, 2016
That's how the light gets in."
RIP Leonard Cohen.
One of the best concerts of my life. Could hear a pin drop. The poetry & the reverence. Waiting for every precious word. RIP Leonard Cohen.— josh groban (@joshgroban) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen, what a guy— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) November 11, 2016
- first album at 33
- dropped "Hallelujah" at 50
- first arena shows in his 70s
He did it til the end. RIP
Leonard Cohen was a proper genius. I was raised on his music.— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen. One of the greatest, deepest and wisest to ever bless us with his songs. pic.twitter.com/zroVhSQjVk— Tom Morello (@tmorello) November 11, 2016
R.I.P Leonard Cohen. U are without a doubt one of the greatest songs writers of any generation. THANK YOU for your life. #RIPLeonard— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) November 11, 2016
Such sad news...The great Leonard Cohen has passed away. Thank's for what your music has done for humanity... Kindness, love, beauty, poetry— regina spektor (@respektor) November 11, 2016
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen— Carole King (@Carole_King) November 11, 2016