Social Media Remembers Leonard Cohen
Nov 11, 2016
Okay 2016, we get it. You’re the year of loss and defeat. We’ve lost immeasurable talent this year, with Prince and David Bowie departing this planet. Our latest loss comes with the passing of Leonard Cohen- revered songwriter, poet, and artist.
People have taken to social media to express their feelings of sadness, and to pay tribute to Cohen- sharing stories of how his poetic lyrics and music have affected their lives.
From our Prime Minister:
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
To fellow musical icons:
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) November 11, 2016
And everyone in between:
“Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried, in my way, to be free.”
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 11, 2016
Our feeds have been flooded with lyrics, quotes, videos, poppies, and sentiments- and we’re sure yours have been too. Social media provides an outlet for us to say goodbye, and thanks for all the memories. And so we leave you with this, Leonard Cohen reciting John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields”- as it is Remembrance Day, and as a tribute to the late, great Leonard Cohen: