So long, Leonard Cohen.

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A musical maverick, a boudoir poet, a lover to lovers and most of all, a legend – Leonard Cohen, 82, had passed away in his home in Los Angeles and the world is dimmer today.

‘You Want It Darker’ is Leonard’s final album to the world before he took he last breath, and the world will forever remember him for ‘Hallelujah’, ‘So long, Marriane’, ‘Suzanne’ and more.

Reading his last letter to Marianne, his muse, before she passed away this July, brought tears to my eyes. It was a beautiful letter nonetheless, and I urge readers to read this beautiful tribute by The New Yorker.

Goodnight Leonard, thank you for the music.

“Well Marianne, it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine. And you know that I’ve always loved you for your beauty and your wisdom, but I don’t need to say anything more about that because you know all about that. But now, I just want to wish you a very good journey. Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road.”

 

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