Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who wrote ‘Hallelujah’, passes away at 82

FILE: Singer/musician Leonard Cohen takes the stage to perform at Radio City Music Hall on April 6, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

FILE: Singer/musician Leonard Cohen takes the stage to perform at Radio City Music Hall on April 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

By Ben Westcott

(CNN) — Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, according to a post on his official Facebook page.

“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” the post said.

A highly-respected artist known for his poetic and lyrical music, Cohen wrote a number of popular songs including the often-covered “Hallelujah.”

Sony Music Canada tweeted, “The Sony Music Canada family joins the world in mourning Leonard Cohen’s passing.”

His 14th studio album, “You Want It Darker,” had just been released on October 21.

Apart from his successful musical career, Cohen also wrote novels and numerous collections of poetry.

A memorial will be held in Los Angeles at a later date, the Facebook post said.