Lana Del Rey pays tribute to Leonard Cohen: ‘You were the only person I ever really felt spoke my language’

The singer posted a moving message on her Instagram page

Lana Del Rey has paid tribute to Leonard Cohen after news broke yesterday (November 11) of his death.

The singer posted a message on her Instagram page of her singing ‘Chelsea Hotel #2’, the song he wrote about being with Janis Joplin at the iconic Manhattan hotel.

“I’d be lying if I said it didn’t kind of break my heart that I never got to tell you how much you changed me,” she wrote underneath. “Not that it would’ve mattered to ya, it’s just that other than Bob and Joan you were the only person I ever really felt spoke my language.

“I love you as a real fan and I always looked for a little bit of you in all of my future friends. God bless.”

See the post below, via Pitchfork.

The news of the legendary musician and poet’s death was confirmed via his official Facebook page.

The post read: “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.” He was 82 years old.

It has been reported by Cohen’s well-informed message board that the star passed away on Monday and has already been buried. “It is with great sadness that we must report Leonard passed away on Monday, November 7. As was his wish, he was buried in a quiet and private ceremony in Montreal,” one user claims.

Cohen’s son Adam has told Rolling Stone that his father died peacefully at home “with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records. He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humour.”

His manager Robert Kory also told the publication: “Unmatched in his creativity, insight and crippling candour, Leonard Cohen was a true visionary whose voice will be sorely missed. I was blessed to call him a friend, and for me to serve that bold artistic spirit firsthand, was a privilege and great gift. He leaves behind a legacy of work that will bring insight, inspiration and healing for generations to come.”