Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen: "Canada and the World Will Miss Him"

The Hollywood Reporter

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, 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.

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"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."

No other artist's music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen's. Yet his work resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him.

- Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016

La musique de Leonard Cohen était comme nulle autre, mais a pourtant transcendé les générations. Le Canada et le monde pleurent son départ.

- Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016

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

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There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah#RIPLeonard- Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 11, 2016

This article first appeared on Billboard.com.