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On November 7, 2016, the world lost one of its most passionate songwriters, musicians, poets, novelists and visual artists. Leonard Cohen was admired by so many - from the musicians and creatives that he collaborated with to his legions of fans; his words have uplifted and resonated with millions of people around the globe.

To mark the 5th anniversary of his passing, let's take a moment to remember the man and his legacy - welcome to Leonard Cohen’s Memory Board.

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How to share your memory about Leonard Cohen:

We invite you to share your thoughts about Leonard Cohen and any impact he or his music, words or art have had on your life. To share a memory on the message board below, please follow these simple steps:

By posting your message you agree it complies with the Message Guidelines below. Post your message on Instagram or Twitter (your privacy settings must be set to “Public”) using the hashtag #MessagesForLC. You must use the hashtag to make sure it is aggregated onto this message board. Note: We will remove any messages that do not comply with the Message Guidelines.

Provided you follow the Message Guidelines, the post and message are entirely up to you, but to give you a few ideas:

  • A video message recording of yourself 
  • A visual representation created by you that is inspired by Leonard
  • A photo of you and Leonard together (if you were lucky enough to meet him)
  • A few words expressing your thoughts

Your message is totally up to you, whether it's the first song you heard by Leonard, a time you got to meet him in person or see him perform, a lyric that has special meaning to you, etc. Just remember that your caption must comply with the Message Guidelines and include the hashtag #MessagesForLC so it can be properly aggregated onto our message board.

Thank you to our man Leonard, we miss you terribly.

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    Message Guidelines: Your message must (i) be created entirely by you, not taken in whole or in part from any source other than you; (ii) not contain commercial advertising such as brand names, trademarks or logos; (iii) not contain personal identification such as license plate numbers, phone numbers or personal addresses; (iv) not contain an image of any individual other than you unless you have their written consent and they are not a minor; and (v) not contain sexually explicit, violent, disparaging, discriminatory, libellous or other inappropriate content. We have the right to remove your message from this message board if in our sole opinion it is contrary to the Message Guidelines.