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Bette Midler mourns death of ’60s icon Leonard Cohen as celebrities express their grief on social media

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Bette Midler mourns death of ’60s icon Leonard Cohen as celebrities express their grief on social media
By SHYAM DODGE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 11 November 2016

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

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)

The legendary songwriter’s death was announced on his Facebook page shortly after 8:30pm in New York (seen here in June 2010)

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Russell Crowe added some of his own mournful musings on Twitter: ‘Dear Leonard Cohen, thanks for the quiet nights, the reflection, the perspective, the wry smiles and the truth #towerofsong’.

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': 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)

‘Another magical voice stilled’: 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)

Sad news: The singer's social media announced the loss on Thursday

Sad news: The singer’s social media announced the loss on Thursday

Remembering: Carole King paid tribute to a fellow icon

Remembering: Carole King paid tribute to a fellow icon

Deeply felt: Russell Crowe paid tribute to the icon

Deeply felt: Russell Crowe paid tribute to the icon

Hamilton pays tribute: Lin-Manuel Miranda posted some of the songwriter's lyrics

Hamilton pays tribute: Lin-Manuel Miranda posted some of the songwriter’s lyrics

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 music’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.’

In pain: Patton Oswalt expressed his grief upon hearing the news

In pain: Patton Oswalt expressed his grief upon hearing the news

RIP: Roseanne Barr wrote her own thoughts on the passing of a legend

RIP: Roseanne Barr wrote her own thoughts on the passing of a legend

Countryman: Kiefer Sutherland mourned the loss of a fellow Canadian 

Countryman: Kiefer Sutherland mourned the loss of a fellow Canadian

Gutted: Josh Gad was grief-stricken over the loss 

Gutted: Josh Gad was grief-stricken over the loss

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 I’ll get a second wind, I don’t know. But I don’t dare attach myself to a spiritual strategy. I don’t dare do that,’ the I’m Your Man singer told the New Yorker.

In disbelief: Molly Ringwald was unable to process the death

In disbelief: Molly Ringwald was unable to process the death

Fan: Musician Benjamin Folds asked his own following to listen to Cohen's music

Fan: Musician Benjamin Folds asked his own following to listen to Cohen’s music

Olivia Wilde paid tribute to the Hallelujah singer

Olivia Wilde paid tribute to the Hallelujah singer

Leonard Cohen speaks about spirituality and faith

‘I’ve got some work to do. Take care of business.

‘I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’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.

Mia Farrow could not contain her emotion over Cohen's death

Mia Farrow could not contain her emotion over Cohen’s death

Sadness: Krysten Ritter honoured Cohen with another iconic quote

Sadness: Krysten Ritter honoured Cohen with another iconic quote

‘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 one’s life or one’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 lines—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.’

Justin Trudeau paid homage to a national treasure

Justin Trudeau paid homage to a national treasure

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