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Songwriters Remember the Great Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen.

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Read more in Slate about Leonard Cohen.

The singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died on Monday at 82 years old.* Noted for both popular hits like “Hallelujah” and his poetic lyrics, Cohen was and will remain among the most influential songwriters of the past 50 years, beloved within and beyond the music community. Below, we rounded up reactions to his death from the songwriters who continue to find inspiration in his words.

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*Correction, Nov. 15, 2016: This post originally misstated that Leonard Cohen died on Thurs, Nov. 10. His death was first reported on Nov. 10, but he died on Mon, Nov. 7.

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