Just when this week seemed as though it couldn't have gotten any worse, news reached the masses that Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82. The Montreal-born songwriting icon who blessed the world with an incredible body of work including 14 studio albums and 7 books, is best known for writing the song "Hallelujah," probably one of the most frequently covered songs of the 20th century. Leonard Cohen's passing was reported on his official Facebook page.

An immeasurable amount of artists have been influenced by Leonard Cohen, and many celebrities responded publicly to the news of his passing. See some of these reactions below.

Leonard Cohen's final studio album You Want It Darker was released less than one month ago to rave reviews. You can hear the title track below.