Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died at the age 82 according to his official profile on the social network Facebook.

“We have lost one of the most venerated and prolific visionaries of music,” the text said on Thursday night, which did not report the place or cause of death.

A highly-respected artist known for his poetic and lyrical music, Cohen wrote a number of popular songs including the often-covered “Hallelujah”, CNN reported.

Sony Music Canada tweeted, “The Sony Music Canada family joins the world in mourning Leonard Cohen’s passing.”

His 14th studio album, “You Want It Darker”, had just been released on October 21.

Apart from his successful musical career, Cohen also wrote novels and numerous collections of poetry.

A memorial will be held in Los Angeles at a later date, the Facebook post added.

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