Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen: 'Canada & The World Will Miss Him'

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The music world has lost a giant, and Canada has lost a national treasure.

After news broke of the death of Leonard Cohen on Thursday night (Nov. 10), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the 82-year-old singer/songwriter, who was born in Westmount, Quebec, and whose music was warmly embraced by his native country.

"No other artist's music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen's. Yet his work resonated across generations," Trudeau wrote, in both English and French, on Twitter. "Canada and the world will miss him."

Trudeau also quoted a lyric from Cohen's best-known and most-covered song, "Hallelujah."