Leonard Cohen onstage in New York in 2009 (Getty)

    Five of Leonard Cohen’s best songs

    11 November 2016

    Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter and poet, has died at the age of 82. ‘It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,’ a statement on his Facebook page read. ‘We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.’ Cohen was famously regarded as the ‘Bard of the Bedsit’ for his bleak lyrics, but his words were also shot through with warmth, humanity and humour. Here are five of his best songs…

    1. Suzanne, from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)

    2. The Old Revolution, from Songs from a Room (1969)

    3. Famous Blue Raincoat, from Songs of Love and Hate (1971)

    4. I’m Your Man, from I’m Your Man (1988)

    5. Going Home, from Old Ideas (2012)