Leonard Cohen dead: Chris Martin performs cover
Coldplay honored the late Leonard Cohen using their shared artistic talents.
During the band’s concert at the London Palladium Friday, frontman Chris Martin took time out of the encore performance to give a solo acoustic rendition of Cohen’s 1967 song “Suzanne.”
“Sending my love to Mr. Leonard Cohen for those amazing songs,” said Martin at the end of the performance. “You changed my life.” Cohen, who was known for a library of modern classics, including “Sisters of Mercy” and “Hallelujah,” died Monday at the age of 82.
Singers Lana Del Rey and Rufus Wainwright were among the many performers to honor the singer’s passing after the news was announced Thursday via Facebook. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” reads the post. “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.”
Watch the Martin cover below.