Leonard Cohen's death shocks, saddens Toronto
Canadian icon who had just released new album dies at the age of 82
Just weeks after releasing his latest album, You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen died at the age of 82 on Thursday.
The musician had been struggling with health issues, but his death still came as a shock to Torontonians.
Here's some of the reaction online on Thursday night.
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." Remembering Leonard (1934-2016), whose words mean more now than ever. <a href="https://t.co/VfaJL23HRc">pic.twitter.com/VfaJL23HRc</a>—@TIFF_NET
Blessings and peaceful journey to you long suffering poet. Your words are forever etched in our hearts and memories. Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPLeonard?src=hash">#RIPLeonard</a> <a href="https://t.co/nhqa0D711g">https://t.co/nhqa0D711g</a>—@Burgosity
<a href="https://twitter.com/CBCToronto">@CBCToronto</a> I attended his 2012 concert. After having studied his words in high school, I lived them all over again. His voice was so deep. <a href="https://t.co/E35fiO8o1E">pic.twitter.com/E35fiO8o1E</a>—@Chumplet
I. Just. Can't. Not now. <a href="https://t.co/OOHEdhXnVV">https://t.co/OOHEdhXnVV</a>—@shelleycarroll
As a falling leaf may rest<br>A moment on the air<br>So your head upon my breast<br>So my hand upon your hair <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LeonardCohen?src=hash">#LeonardCohen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ripLeonard?src=hash">#ripLeonard</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/heroes?src=hash">#heroes</a>—@TOParksandTrees
Never be another like him. <a href="https://t.co/ZSXgtaXGP9">https://t.co/ZSXgtaXGP9</a>—@tompowercbc
Ugh. Let's just spend the final weeks of this cruel year huddled together for warmth. <a href="https://t.co/AN4EWik4H9">https://t.co/AN4EWik4H9</a>—@UnionSt
Cohen's friend Marianne also died this year. His last message to her - via <a href="https://twitter.com/NewYorker">@NewYorker</a> <a href="https://t.co/I7vZg9smFT">pic.twitter.com/I7vZg9smFT</a>—@trevorjdunn
RIP LEONARD COHEN<br>Devastating news...My life was forever changed by his music and words<br>He'll will never be forgotten Love Always RS—@RonSexsmith