R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

2016-11-11 by Xhoven | 52 Comments
Legendary musician Leonard Cohen passed away Thursday at the age of 82. Cohen's health had deteriorated in recent years and included multiple fractures of the spine. The news was broken by a message on his Facebook page saying:

"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.
A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief."


His final album You Want It Darker was released back in October.


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ArsMoriendi
November 11th 2016
22714 Comments


Holy shit RIP



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danielcardoso
November 11th 2016
11684 Comments


still meaning to give his last album a listen. RIP hard.

polyrhythm
November 11th 2016
1682 Comments


2016 you absolute monster

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MO
November 11th 2016
22220 Comments


can't give enough RIPs for him

johnnyblaze
November 11th 2016
3031 Comments


RIP to a man who has brought so much beauty into this world. he was an incredibly captivating performer even in his late 70s. a true artist.

SandwichBubble
November 11th 2016
6274 Comments


Been in shock all night. Just the absolute worst..

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Sinternet
November 11th 2016
16257 Comments


sad news

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AmericanFlagAsh
November 11th 2016
8656 Comments


RIP you lyrical genius

rockandmetaljunkie
November 11th 2016
7262 Comments


RIP to one of the last true lyrical genius

rockandmetaljunkie
November 11th 2016
7262 Comments


I've also read that on Wikipedia that he died last Monday but his death was announced just yesterday.

elliootsmeuth
November 11th 2016
3460 Comments


R.I.P.
2016 is a monster. At least he lived a full life and squeezed out one more album.

ConcubinaryCode
November 11th 2016
4231 Comments


Man, so many artists taken on one year is crazy. Rip cohen

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 11th 2016
18432 Comments


Can people stop saying 'Holy Shit' - this is not a fluke. The original forefathers of popular culture are all getting really old and this pattern will actually accelerate not decelerate in future years. Its not spooky, its not weird - its what is going to happen every year from now on.

Jagger, Iggy, Ozzy, Dylan, McCartney, etc will all join them soon and it won't be a surprise to anyone.

Get a fuckin grip.

manosg
Staff Reviewer
November 11th 2016
10970 Comments


It's reality alright but it doesn't make it any less of a loss. All these legends leave a space that cannot be filled by today's weak-ass, so-called, media-created artists. But I guess this is what happens when a genre is so "new". You get to witness its creation and loss of greatest figures.

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DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 11th 2016
18432 Comments


I don't mind people being sad/respectful about it but the degree of shock is just getting lame - if 2016 has taught us anything it is that we should be anything but shocked when another legend snuffs it. They are old. They are writing albums about getting old and preparing for death, etc. Come on people.

AmericanFlagAsh
November 11th 2016
8656 Comments


Wow fuck off Doof

Just because they are old doesn't undermine the shock or sadness

danielcardoso
November 11th 2016
11684 Comments


doof isn't saying that people aren't allowed to be sad about it tho, he's saying its ridiculous to go all "oh 2016 is killing off everyone" and whatnot. it always comes as a shock, but as you reach a certain age the possibility of it happening increases.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 11th 2016
18432 Comments


I'm not undermining the sadness.

All I'm saying is the expressions of shock are getting silly and imo belittles the actual meaning of the loss. The dude gave an interview last week saying he was about to die.

"OMFG I can't believe it celeb no. 112 has died this year! This is the biggest shocker yet. 2016 IS A CURSE" = shut the fuck up

manosg
Staff Reviewer
November 11th 2016
10970 Comments


Yeah it's not a surprise. I think that their shock has to do with the actual loss rather the surprise of it. Plus the fact that some times we perceive the famous as indestructible. For example, it's a miracle Lemmy lived till he was 70; I wouldn't manage to live a week like he did but still, for a few hours, I was shocked because I thought he was gonna live more.

I guess in the future the world will be inhabited by cockroaches and Keith Richards and I will be "shocked" if it doesn't happen ;)

Totengott
November 11th 2016
4175 Comments


R.I.P.

Very sad news.

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AmericanFlagAsh
November 11th 2016
8656 Comments


You are literally commenting on a thread dedicated to a beloved artist who died, telling people to stop being shocked. Why don't you just say RIP and move on. What good are you doing?

NeroCorleone80
November 11th 2016
34362 Comments


The surprise is more in the timing of it after his last album

ChaoticVortex
November 11th 2016
590 Comments


"I'm ready my Lord"

He was ready indeed. Sad, sad news.

DoofusWainwright
Contributing Reviewer
November 11th 2016
18432 Comments


Flag I'm trying to make this the last time I have to read '2016 IS A CURSE!' before guess what - next year it'll be '2017 IS A CURSE!'

It isn't a curse, it isn't a freak. IMO spouting that nonsense is what's disrespectful - neck craning old wive's tale bullshit from the ADD generation. If you can't see that then you've lost perspective.

onionbubs
November 11th 2016
8024 Comments


holy crap his new record is incredible. just wish i checked before he passed

RIP to an absolute legend

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gobfinger
November 11th 2016
25 Comments


Doofus is goddamn right.

RIP you legend.

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TheNotrap
November 11th 2016
8753 Comments


RIP Mr. Leonard Cohen.


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JamieTwort
November 11th 2016
26985 Comments


This news, although perhaps the least surprising, hit me much harder than any other musician death this year, and possibly of any other year.

RIP

Yep321
November 11th 2016
172 Comments


So long Leonard

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Spluger
November 11th 2016
1894 Comments


RIP Leonard Cohen, just jammed New Skin For the Old Ceremony for the first time today. Wish I could've gotten around to it sooner.

CrazyDiamond7
November 11th 2016
250 Comments


Whoa! He said in a recent interview that he was getting ready to die, but I didn't think the flame would be blown out this soon. At least he died peacefully at an old age, unlike some of 2016's victims, and like Bowie he left on an epic note. R.I.P.

I've bought a few Cohen records over the years but never really took the time to listen to them. Looks like now is the perfect time to do so.

Jethro42
November 11th 2016
15273 Comments


RIP

kascetcadettt
November 11th 2016
1602 Comments


RIP with time we're gonna lose the old school of singer/songwriters and there's nothing we can do about it

Flugmorph
November 11th 2016
17870 Comments


I see a pattern here.
Fucking rip man, even tho i dont really know much about the guy, i sure do know that he was a legendary artist.

AmericanFlagAsh
November 11th 2016
8656 Comments


He does not ask for your company
Not at the center, the center of the world

toocool4pos
November 11th 2016
208 Comments


Now I bid you farewell,
I don't know when I'll be back.
They're moving us tomorrow,
To that tower down the track.
But you'll be hearing from me baby,
Long after I'm gone.
I'll be speaking to you sweetly,
From a window,
In the Tower of Song.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
November 11th 2016
40096 Comments


Ugh doof let people grieve how they're gonna grieve you're not doing good by telling us we're mourning him wrong on a thread that's supposed to be about respect

Oh no now I've done it too, would you look at that

TheCrocodile
November 11th 2016
2926 Comments


RIP my guy

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
November 11th 2016
17140 Comments


let's sing another song, boys

this one has grown old and bitter

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beachdude
November 11th 2016
842 Comments


RIP. Not shocked, but that doesn't make it any less sad.

TVC15
November 11th 2016
9390 Comments


I think Doof is just in a bad mood from the loss. RIP Leonard, perhap more people from the newer generations can check out more of his music (me included); seems like he's got a hefty discog

It's cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

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CoreyHaimsGhost
November 11th 2016
255 Comments


So someone dies, and most of the comments are mourning the loss and the only thing that doofus guy up there is upset about is how people react to it. Lmfao!

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
November 11th 2016
17140 Comments


probably because the "omg 2016" comments are overdone by this point and it really shouldn't be a surprise that someone who has fully acknowledged they're going to die soon did indeed die

kind of a double edged sword if anything but whatever

olivianigma
November 12th 2016
159 Comments


RIP

Spec
November 12th 2016
35344 Comments


Really fucking shitty news but he went out on an album he thought was his best work yet which is dope.

RIP

BeneaththeDarkOcean
November 12th 2016
687 Comments


I get what Doof is saying, and it's not good to be super-"memey" per se about the language one uses when confronting a year full of celebrity death like this (using text acronyms like OMG make you sound like a typical middle-schooler, I get that).

However, I will play devil's advocate and say that this year is the first year on record (in my recent memory) where SO many musical artists have just up and passed on. Yes, death is a constant in life, as it should be, but one has to admit it has been more than a bit eerie with the 1) volume of people passing on and 2) frequency of it compared to years past.

I don't really think this is a generational thing, since we've had plenty of people bite the dust this year before their lives should've even been half over (Anton Yelchin from Star Trek, anyone?). And yes, media coverage of all these deaths is at an all time high, but I honestly think that's more to do with society's increasing views and fears about death itself than anything else. With digital technology so prevalent these days, we can't help but think how fragile both our data and our own humanity is in comparison with it.

Sorry for the long post, just thought I'd try to clarify some viewpoints. RIP Mr. Cohen

Cryptkeeper
November 12th 2016
1746 Comments


Godfuckingdamn

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zakalwe
November 12th 2016
24750 Comments


HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!

Too young.

Cygnatti
November 12th 2016
32382 Comments


goddamn what a legend...

BallsDeep
November 12th 2016
4645 Comments


haha zaks right, albeit blunt as fuck

This news is definitely saddening but not in any way shocking, he was 82 andhe announced he was ready to pass on about a month earlier. At least he didn't suffer far as we know.



MeatSalad
November 13th 2016
17343 Comments


What an utterly exhausting year

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e210013
November 14th 2016
1841 Comments


Died one of the best artists in the world of music. It's also one of the favourites artists of my wife.

R.I.P., Leonard. You will never die.



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