Leonard Cohen Has Said Goodbye

The calamitous year 2016 has claimed literary giant of song and stage Leonard Cohen. Poet, novelist, recording artist, and concert performer, Cohen made a career of being a beacon in murky times—personal and societal—that spanned half a century. Long hailed and treasured as one of popular music's most insightful and moving lyricists, Cohen hinted recently that his moments on this planet were nearing their end. 

The Canadian singer-songwriter was 82. Like David Bowie, he left a parting gift of final songs, You Want It Darker, which really, after all is done, there's no better way he could have said so long.