Leonard Cohen has posthumously won a Grammy Award for best rock performance.
Cohen was awarded the first solo Grammy Award of his career at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, claiming Best Rock Performance for ‘You Want It Darker’. The acclaim follows Cohen’s 2010 award of Grammy Lifetime Achievement, then, five years later, he picked up an entry to the Grammy Hall of Fame for his debut album Songs of Leonard Cohen.
The Canadian singer beat late musician Chris Cornell to the award.
Cohen died in his sleep aged 82 in his Los Angeles home, his manager confirmed at the time:
“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement read.
“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.
“A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”