Today, the world mourns the passing on of Leonard Cohen, a famous Canadian poet, musician and songwriter who died at the age of 82. Coincidentally, this news comes just a few days after the release of You Want It Darker, his latest album.

The real cause of his death is not yet clear, however the influential Canadian singer/song writer was described by journalists as “in poor health” during the launch of his latest album on 21st October.

The news was announced by his official Facebook earlier today. Tributes for the late talented musician has been pouring in, with Justin Truedeau, Canadian prime minister saying that Cohen will be fondly remembered for his self-deprecating humor, his haunting lyrics and his gruff vocals that made his music perennial favorite of many generations across the world.

John Lissauer, the Hallelujah producer told BBC radio 4 that Cohen was a hardworking musician who made himself an iconic figure. He further added that the singer’s duration was so amazing and he was always devoted and consistent to his work and this made him leave behind a legacy of devotion in performance and recording.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, recording Label Sony Music said that Cohen was unparalleled musician whose amazing body of original work was embraced all over the world by generation of artists and fans alike. Sony Music Canada family joins the family, friends and the world at large in mourning the fallen artist.

Elsewhere in other nwo information alternative news in the United Kingdom, the Takamine Guitars will be hitting the road in a few coming days with a series of master-classes across Ireland and the United Kingdom featuring Stuart Ryan.

Stuart is regarded as one of the finest finger style guitarists in the world. He has shared stage with the world’s greatest acoustic players including martin Taylor and Jon Gomm.

In addition to several media outlets round the globe, his music has featured on BBC and channel 4 television. Ryan is known by guitarist around the world thanks to his Guitarist Presents Acoustic magazines and his regular column in Guitar Techniques.

Ryan will use these exclusive master-classes for Takamine Guitar to guide you through the approaches to warm-ups and practice, getting familiar to altered turnings and DADGAD as well as building and developing arrangements for a solo guitar, and also some thrilling performance pieces that cover a wide range of stales from across the world.

All those who show up will be given a free gift pack of goodies that include a KORG turner, Takamine wearable among others.