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Leonard Cohen dead: Celebrities react to songwriter's passing

Legendary songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page read on Thursday, Nov. 10.

"We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries," a post on his Facebook page said.

Leonard moved to New York in 1966 with the hopes of kick-starting a career in the music industry, which he did so successfully. The artist's most popular songs include "Hallelujah," "Suzanne" and "So Long, Marianne."

See how artists who were influenced by Cohen and other celebrities reacted to his passing.

Duff McKagan

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"Rest In Peace Leonard Cohen," Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan tweeted on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Elton John

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"Leonard Cohen was unique - a giant of a man and a brilliant songwriter. Irreplaceable. Loved him and his wonderful music. #LeonardCohen #RIP," Elton John tweeted on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Simon Le Bon

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"Spent a good deal of my early teens, just me & #LeonardCohen alone together in my suburban bedroom. It was a gentle & fulfilling love affair," Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran tweeted on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Rosanne Cash

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Rosanne Cash tweeted the lyrics to Cohen's "Anthem," following the news of the artist's passing on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. "I'll be in Mason City, Iowa tonight. I heard there was a secret chord, and I'll be looking for it. #RIPLeonardCohen," she wrote.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas called Cohen a
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Antonio Banderas called Cohen a "great poet" who will "stay in our hearts forever" when he reflected on the songwriter on Twitter on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Oliver Stone

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"Sleep well gentle giant. Will see you again. Oliver. #LeonardCohen," Oliver Stone tweeted on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, alongside a photo of himself and Cohen.

Celine Dion

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"One of our most beloved poets has left us. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and fans. Rest in peace #LeonardCohen. ❤ -Céline," the singer tweeted on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Jeff Buckley's estate

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"RIP Leonard #legend #hallelujah," Jeff Buckley's estate tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Buckley, who died in 1997, released his own popular cover of Cohen's "Hallelujah" in 1994.

John Cale

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"Very upsetting news 2 learn of Leonard's passing. the world has 1 less gentle soul tnight. we thank u 4 the multitude of gifts u left us. jc," John Cale tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2016. His version of Cohen's "Hallelujah" made it onto the 2001 "Shrek" soundtrack.

Sean Lennon

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"Leonard Cohen R.I.P. 2016 now officially one of the saddest years," Sean Lennon tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Nancy Sinatra

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"One of the best ever. So sad. Rest with the angels, Leonard, Hallelujah," Nancy Sinatra tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Alanis Morissette

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"Leonard Cohen," Alanis Morissette tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 with a crying emoji.

Regina Spektor

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"Such sad news...The great Leonard Cohen has passed away. Thank's for what your music has done for humanity... Kindness, love, beauty, poetry," Regina Spektor tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Spektor performed "Hallelujah" at the Jewish Heritage Festival in Manhattan in 2005.

Bette Midler

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"Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled," Bette Midler tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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"'Like a bird on the wire, Like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried, in my way, to be free.' - Leonard Cohen," Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Jennifer Hudson

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"RIP Leonard Cohen. Thank you for you dedication to music, & writing one of my favorite songs to sing 'Hallelujah,'" Jennifer Hudson tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Justin Timberlake

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"#RIPLeonardCohen A spirit and soul beyond compare," Justin Timberlake tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Timberlake and Matt Morris covered "Hallelujah" in 2010.

Slash

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"Leonard Cohen RIP," Slash tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Justin Trudeau

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"No other artist's music felt or sounded like Leonard Cohen's. Yet his work resonated across generations. Canada and the world will miss him," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Russell Crowe

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"Dear Leonard Cohen, thanks for the quiet nights, the reflection, the perspective, the wry smiles and the truth #towerofsong," Russell Crowe tweeted on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

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