November 2016: Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies at 82
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. Franois Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies at 82
- On Thurs. Nov, 7, 2016, Leonard Cohen dies at the age of 82 in his home in Los Angeles, California. At the start of his career, Cohen was a novelist and poet but he moved on from his literary career to become one of the most profound songwriters of the contemporary era. His music career spanned more than five decades and dealt with themes of love, despair, faith, solitude, war, exaltation, and politics. His most recent album was released in Oct. titled, "You Want It Darker." His son, Alex Cohen, says that Leonard died "with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records."
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