Friday, 11 November 2016


Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has died aged 82. The news was announced on his official Facebook page, but no details about the cause of death were given. "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the statement said. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led tributes to the singer, who was known for hits including Hallelujah and Dance Me to the End of Love. The Montreal-born singer's other hits included Suzanne, Bird on the Wire and I'm Your Man and he released his 14th album, You Want It Darker, just last month.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

Bobby Vee
Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management has said. A statement on Twitter said it was with "greatest sadness" that Tthey had to break the news that Burns had died suddenly. Burns had a hit with 'You Spin Me Round' in 1985 and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

Bobby Vee, who had hits in the 60s with 'Rubber Ball', 'The Night Has A Thousand Eyes' and 'Take Good Care of My Baby' has died at the age of 73. In 2011 he retired from his long career in music after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. He had released more than 25 albums.

Brazilian concert promoter Bianca Freitas, the founder of Sao Paulo-based Enjoy Experiences, has passed away aged just 34. Bianca, who was hospitalised four months ago after contracting Guillain-Barr√© syndrome, died from pneumonia in a Sao Paolo hospital. In addition to running Enjoy Experiences, Freitas, a veteran of the Latin American live scene, produced major shows for clients including Universal Music and Editora Abril and represented the NME brand in Brazil. She was also the co-founder of On Stage Lab, which runs music industry training courses.

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