Famed singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died Thursday at the age of 82. The iconic musician was known for hits including the oft-recorded "Hallelujah," "Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," which he wrote for Judy Collins.
Upon hearing the news, celebrities including Bette Midler, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sean Ono Lennon flocked to Twitter to leave tributes on behalf of the Grammy-winning songwriter.
See the tweets below.
"Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried, in my way, to be free."
-Leonard Cohen- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled.
- Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 11, 2016
"Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act" RIP Leonard Cohen
- Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) November 11, 2016
Rest In Peace https://t.co/lgIhQKC8U9- Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) November 11, 2016
noooo Leonard Cohen
- Pussy Riot (@pussyrrriot) November 11, 2016
2016: Worst year. https://t.co/0a4Z87Fm4N
- G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen.
"Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied."- Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen R.I.P. 2016 now officially one of the saddest years. https://t.co/Dk1G5Y7RMB
- Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen is/was my favorite songwriter so I mean this with all due respect: Leonard Cohen dying in 2016 is the most Leonard Cohen thing
- Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) November 11, 2016
'The songwriter's songwriter'. Another brave and incredible artist passes. Thank you Leonard Cohen. https://t.co/E9xeF5mJ4i
- Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) November 11, 2016
Oh dear God, Leonard Cohen. Perfect. Perfect. Good 2016. Stay consistent. You piece of shit.
- Jen Nasty Kirkwoman (@JenKirkman) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen. He got out just in time.
- marc maron (@marcmaron) November 11, 2016
A brilliant Canadian artist passed today. Leonard Cohen, rest in peace. Hallelujah.
- Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) November 11, 2016
Oh god, Leonard Cohen is gone.
- John Cho (@JohnTheCho) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard #legend #hallelujah
- Jeff Buckley Music (@JeffBuckley) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen gone? I didn't think this week could get any worse.
- Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) November 11, 2016
Sad to hear we've lost the great poet Leonard Cohen. I was such a huge fan. He had the most… https://t.co/pWhaI6JaUa
- Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) November 11, 2016
- Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016
"...it's time that we began
to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again" RIP Leonard Cohen :(- krysten ritter (@Krystenritter) November 11, 2016
A spirit and soul beyond compare.- Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 11, 2016
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
- Carole King (@Carole_King) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen was a beautiful soul. All of us, artists or non, should aspire to his sublimely high degree of graciousness, depth and wisdom.
- Okkervil River (@okkervilriver) November 11, 2016
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen. Hallelujah to the bar of songwriting.
- Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen. Thank you for you dedication to music, & writing one of my favorite songs to sing "Hallelujah". https://t.co/JsTjNmmarC
- Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen RIP https://t.co/xkbBlrZpAn
- Slash (@Slash) November 11, 2016
One of the best ever. So sad. Rest with the angels, Leonard, Hallelujah. https://t.co/Um2TYlGjae
- Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen. "I'll stand before the lord of song with nothing on my tongue but hallelujah."
- Nat & Alex Wolff (@natandalex) November 11, 2016