Leonard Cohen Dead at 82

He was a novelist, poet, a painter, and a singer.  Leonard Cohen has died at age 82.  His death was announced in a Facebook posting reading in part: “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.”  Cohen was responsible for hits such as: Hallelujah, Suzanne, and Like a Bird on a Wire.   His music was known for reflecting the darker side of humanity.

Cohen recently mused to the New Yorker he thought the end was near, and he was ready.  “At a certain point if you have all your marbles, and are not faced with serious financial challenges you have a chance to put your house in order.”  Cohen released his 14th album: You Want it Darker last month.

Cohen was buried in his hometown of Montreal Thursday.

Cohen Records “In Flanders Fields”

2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Col. John McCrae’s famous W.W. I poem: In Flanders Fields.  In October, 2015 Cohen was recorded reciting it for Legion Magazine.