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Musician, poet and author Leonard Cohen, whose works spanned six decades and inspired numerous other artists, has died aged 82.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” a statement on his Facebook page on Thursday said. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”

His music label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed the death in a statement. “Leonard Cohen was an unparalleled artist whose stunning body of original work has been embraced by generations of fans and artists alike.”

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Image: Leonard Cohen in 1970Leonard Cohen performs on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival on Aug. 30, 1970. Tony Russell / Getty Images

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