Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler and More Pay Tribute to Leonard Cohen

The Hollywood Reporter

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 Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) November 11, 2016

noooo Leonard Cohen
 - Pussy Riot (@pussyrrriot) November 11, 2016

2016: Worst year.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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…

- Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) November 11, 2016

leonard cohen

- Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016

"'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".

- Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen RIP

- Slash (@Slash) November 11, 2016

One of the best ever. So sad. Rest with the angels, Leonard, Hallelujah.

- 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