Rufus Wainwright opens up about his relationship with ‘untouchable’ Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright has shared another long and heartfelt tribute to Leonard Cohen - describing him as 'untouchable' and 'superhuman'. Wainwright had a close relationship with Cohen, who was the grandfather of his daughter Viva after he had the child with Cohen's daughter Lorca, and is now raising with his husband Jörn Weisbrodt. Releasing famed covers of Cohen classics 'Hallelujah' and...

Rufus Wainwright posts Leonard Cohen tribute piece and ‘Hallelujah’ cover – watch

Rufus Wainwright has paid tribute to Leonard Cohen with an emotional written piece and a new cover of 'Hallelujah'. Wainwright has a familial connection to Cohen, who died aged 82 on Monday (November 7), after he fathered a child with Cohen's daughter Lorca in 2011. Wainwright also released a commercially-successful cover of Cohen's 'Hallelujah', which became popular after being featured...

Watch Rufus Wainwright and 1,500 other people cover Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

The epic cover version was performed live in Toronto last month (June)

Florence Welch to feature on Rufus Wainwright’s Shakespeare tribute album

The star (minus her Machine) appears alongside the likes of Helena Bonham Carter and Carrie Fisher

Rufus Wainwright calls Miley Cyrus/Madonna duet ‘one of the most horrifying things I’ve seen’

US musician did go on to add that Cyrus is a 'pretty good singer'

Rufus Wainwright announces trio of UK and Ireland shows – ticket details

The gigs will take place in March and April of 2014

Rufus Wainwright to release ‘best of’ collection

'Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright' comes out on March 3, 2014

Rufus Wainwright duets with rubber sandwich in London – watch

Stunt was part of singer's "bacchanalian dance party" encore

Rufus Wainwright marries long-term partner Jorn Weisbrodt

Guests at the couple's Montauk wedding ceremony included Lou Reed, Yoko Ono and Antony Hegarty

Rufus Wainwright confirms he will marry this week

The singer-songwriter will wed Jorn Weisbrodt in Montauk on Thursday