Bette Midler expressed her grief over the death of 1960s icon Leonard Cohen, whose death was announced on Monday.
Midler, 70, tweeted upon hearing the news that the singer-songwriter had passed away at the age of 82.
She wrote: ‘Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled.’
Bette Midler expressed her grief over the death of 1960s icon Leonard Cohen, whose death was announced on Monday
The legendary songwriter’s death was announced on his Facebook page shortly after 8:30pm in New York (seen here in June 2010)
While Patton Oswalt saw deeper meaning in the passing of the legendary Hallelujah singer: ‘Leonard Cohen dying is so goddamned symbolic right now. You just don’t let up, do you 2016?’
Roseanne Barr looked to celebrate the contributions by the late artist: ‘HAIL HAIL A GENIUS HAS VACATED THIS REALM: RIP LEONARD COHEN!’
Kiefer Sutherland honoured a fellow Canadian in his tweet: ‘A brilliant Canadian artist passed today. Leonard Cohen, rest in peace. Hallelujah.’
‘Another magical voice stilled’:Â Midler, 70, tweeted upon hearing the news that the singer-songwriter had passed away at the age of 82 (seen here on Thursday in Beverly Hills)
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The legendary songwriter’s death was announced on his Facebook page shortly after 8:30pm in New York.
‘It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of musicâ€™s most revered and prolific visionaries,’ the statement from his label, Sony Music Canada, read.
‘A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.’
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The Canadian-born performer released his final album last month, titled ‘You Want It Darker.’
During a promotional tour ahead of the release of his fourteenth studio LP, he confessed he was ‘ready to die’.
‘Maybe Iâ€™ll get a second wind, I donâ€™t know. But I donâ€™t dare attach myself to a spiritual strategy. I donâ€™t dare do that,’ the I’m Your Man singer told the New Yorker.
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‘Iâ€™ve got some work to do. Take care of business.
‘I am ready to die. I hope itâ€™s not too uncomfortable. Thatâ€™s about it for me.’
He went on to say in the interview that he had not become nostalgic as he felt himself inching closer to the end.
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‘As I approach the end of my life, I have even less and less interest in examining what have got to be very superficial evaluations or opinions about the significance of oneâ€™s life or oneâ€™s work,’ he told the magazine.
‘I was never given to it when I was healthy, and I am less given to it now.’
The New Yorker piece, written by Pulitzer prize winner David Remnick, also featured commentary from legendary peer Bob Dylan, who lauded his colleague’s creative abilities.
‘When people talk about Leonard, they fail to mention his melodies, which to me, along with his lyrics, are his greatest genius,’ Dylan said. ‘Even the counterpoint linesâ€”they give a celestial character and melodic lift to every one of his songs. As far as I know, no one else comes close to this in modern music. His gift or genius is in his connection to the music of the spheres.’
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