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Stars react to the death of Leonard Cohen

Celebrities reacted with shock and grief to the news that singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen had passed away at the age of 82. 

As a testament to the Canadian musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, many of the tributes looked immediately to celebrate the massive body of work Cohen leaves behind. 

Cohen’s loss was especially felt in the music world, where countless artists have grown up inspired by his songwriting and poetry.

Fittingly, the most poignant tribute came from Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, whose father -- who also served as prime minister -- was a close friend of Cohen’s.