Thank you Leonard for saying the unsayable, for singing songs that have helped me and so many others face the darkness in the world and in ourselves with courage, and find so much life and love and hope and humour there. Music has lost one of the greats of our time but music itself will always carry on. We will hear that voice as long as we are listening out for it, echoing around the tower of song, offering succour to anyone who cares to listen.
Leonard Cohen, poet of sex and death, made music to nourish the soul by Neil McCormick. Telegraph: 11 November 2016. (Free registration or paid subscription required)