Celebrities React To Leonard Cohen's Death, Proving His Incredible Impact On The Music Industry & Beyond
An already tough week just got a bit harder to stomach, especially for music fans. On Thursday, news broke that Leonard Cohen died at age 82. The news was announced via the singer's Facebook page with the following statement: "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." While no cause of death has been given yet, this loss is a major one. Following the news, celebrities and fans alike mourned Cohen on social media.
The Canadian not only was a singer, but also an author and poet. His contributions to the world of art are prolific and iconic. Just think of how many times you've heard "Hallelujah" and gotten chills. That track may be one of Cohen's most popular, but it's not his only success.
The impact he's had on the music industry — and pop culture in general — is palpable. This became especially clear, based on the fact that his name quickly became a trending topic on Twitter and the tributes poured in. Below is a round-up of celebrity responses to Cohen's death and the legacy he is leaving behind.
As usual, the Hamilton creator's tweet will hit you right in the feels. He quoted Cohen's own lyrics from "Suzanne."
Rose's tweet reminds you that 2016 has been a rough year for celebrity losses.
Silverman tries to offer some comfort through suggesting one of Cohen's own songs.
Canada's Prime Minister honored the country's hometown hero.
The singer expressed her gratitude, as well as her sadness.
That one emoji speaks volumes.
The band shared their regards, calling him "one of the greatest songs [sic] writers of any generation."
The Jackass alum's hashtag may make you shed another tear.
Unsurprisingly, he referenced one of Cohen's most memorable tracks.
The '80s movie star just said what everybody else was thinking.
Crowe's thank you note to Cohen is beyond touching.
The singer performed a beautiful version of "Hallelujah" in 2005.
Oswalt is yet another celeb to comment on the heartbreaking trend of 2016.
Her statement, while true, definitely hurts to read.
As you can see, this loss rumbled across social media like an earthquake. To echo the many sentiments above, may Cohen rest in peace.