NETHERLANDS - FEBRUARY 11:  ROTTERDAM  Photo of Leonard COHEN, performing live onstage at De Doelen  (Photo by Rob Verhorst/R
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After legendary poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen died on Thursday at age 82, fans and musicians alike have come forward with tributes to the late singer. Although his Facebook page reports that there will be an upcoming memorial in Los Angeles, people have been gathering at the Chelsea Hotel, where Cohen once took up residence, and at his Montreal home to pay respects.

And online, everyone from Carole King to Beck shared their condolences about the "Hallelujah" mastermind. Here's a sprinkling of touching words from famous friends:

Check out longer essays by Nick Cave and Donovan, too.