I just noticed on the artist's Facebook page, that Leonard Cohen has just passed.

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The native of Quebec started his music career back in 1967 and his music has spanned six decades, including 14 studio albums. In addition, Cohen has also published books of poetry, novels, and was a painter.

His music and words have earned him a place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor, and the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature.

Although his music wasn't exactly "Top 40" material, his voice is unmistakable. He, like Bob Dylan, is more poet than singer, and many of his songs are as much spoken as they are sung.

Cohen passed just hours ago in Los Angeles. He was 82.