Music industry tributes to Leonard Cohen have been pouring in since the singer's death was announced in the early hours of this morning (UK time).
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has provided the following statement: “Sony/ATV is deeply saddened by the passing of Leonard Cohen, a poet in the truest sense and someone whose treasure of songs we are proud to have represented over many years. He has been a unique and positive influence for six decades and it says everything about the enduring power of his music that just weeks before his death a brand new album by him was topping charts around on the world.”
Bob Dylan once paid tribute to Cohen, saying, "As far as I’m concerned, Leonard, you’re Number 1. I’m Number Zero." Now, artists including Lily Allen, Arcade Fire singer Win Butler, Regina Spektor and Rosanne Cash have followed suit. Read tweets from them, and a selection of other musicians below.
Leonard Cohen died aged 82 and released a new album, You Want It Darker, last month.
"There is a crack in everything that is how the light gets in"RIP Leonard Cohen greatest wordsmith of all time. I am bereft.
— Paloma Faith (@Palomafaith) November 11, 2016
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
L. Cohen was an angel of cultural redemption. From his tower of song he delivered a beautiful sermon of dark romance and quiet resistance.— Tom Morello (@tmorello) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen is dead. There's a crack in everything. No light yet. https://t.co/PrjhbIjZQd— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen ????????????????#hero— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) November 11, 2016
Rest In Peace, Leonard Cohen. You were a light. One of the most profound, prolific, gifted souls of our generation. #dancemetotheendoflove— Joy Williams (@joywilliams) November 11, 2016
leonard cohen ????— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016
As of the week could get any worse. Thank you Leonard Cohen, for all the things. Rest In Peace— lily allen (@lilyallen) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen standing before the Lord of Song making good on his promise no doubt. Every songwriter I know in awe of him. His songs endure.— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) 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
RIP Leonard Cohen ????????— Charlie Sloth (@CharlieSloth) November 11, 2016
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen— Carole King (@Carole_King) 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
Leonard Cohen was a proper genius. I was raised on his music.— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) 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