Indian film celebrities on Friday mourned the death of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, a “genius” whose music was “inspirational”.
A highly-respected artiste known for his poetic and lyrical music, Cohen wrote a number of popular songs, including the often-covered “Hallelujah”, “Everybody knows” and “So Long Marianne”. He breathed his last on Thursday night at age 82.
Here’s what the celebrities had to say:
Anupam Kher: Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man. One of the few music legends whose words I could understand and feel. RIP
Sushant Singh Rajput: I just want to wish you a very good journey. Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road. RIP Leonard Cohen.
Nikkhil Advani: Mornings will never be the same again. Leonard Cohen RIP.
Ranvir Shorey: Goodbye, Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest song writers of our times, and a personal prophet. RIP. Respect.
Vishal Dadlani: 2016 claims another genius, along with the last vestiges of human sanity. Goodbye Leonard Cohen. Write the world a song, wherever you are.
Sajid Khan: R.I.P. Leonard Cohen… His music will continue to inspire generations, especially the classic song ‘Hallelujah’… Leonard Cohen.
Soha Ali Khan: It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah. RIP Leonard Cohen I will miss this master of erotic despair terribly.
Ali Fazal: My favourite song – a Leonard Cohen song – My Famous Blue Raincoat. I am sad. Pray for him.
Onir: RIP Leonard Cohen. What a voice…the world will keep dancing with you — “Dance Me To The End Of Love”.
Aditi Rao Hydari: ‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’ Love you Leonard Cohen #RestInPeace
Papon: Rip Leonard Cohen! Saddened again.