Correction: Leonard Cohen is not dead

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A New York Times article about Rufus Wainwright "referred incorrectly to Leonard Cohen," a correction says:


The well-known singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist is very much alive; it is not the case that he is “the late Leonard Cohen.”

This is the third and perhaps most spectacular music-related correction in the Times lately -- in May the paper misspelled the name of the metal group Megadeth in an obituary and referred to Daft Punk as "Daft Puck" and "Daft Pink."

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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