Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler and More Pay Tribute to Leonard Cohen
"Another magical voice stilled."
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— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 11, 2016
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried, in my way, to be free."
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
noooo Leonard Cohen— Pussy Riot (@pussyrrriot) November 11, 2016
2016: Worst year. https://t.co/0a4Z87Fm4N— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) November 11, 2016
RIP Leonard Cohen.— Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) November 11, 2016
"Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied."
Leonard Cohen R.I.P. 2016 now officially one of the saddest years. https://t.co/Dk1G5Y7RMB— 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. https://t.co/E9xeF5mJ4i— 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
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… https://t.co/pWhaI6JaUa— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) November 11, 2016
leonard cohen— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis) November 11, 2016
"...it's time that we began— krysten ritter (@Krystenritter) November 11, 2016
to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again" RIP Leonard Cohen :(
#RIPLeonardCohen— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 11, 2016
A spirit and soul beyond compare.
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". https://t.co/JsTjNmmarC— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen RIP https://t.co/xkbBlrZpAn— Slash (@Slash) November 11, 2016
One of the best ever. So sad. Rest with the angels, Leonard, Hallelujah. https://t.co/Um2TYlGjae— 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