Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after falling during the night at his Los Angeles home. In a statement released on Wednesday, his manager Robert Kory said the 82-year-old singer’s death was “sudden, unexpected and peaceful”. Kory also said Cohen died on 7 November, three days before his passing was made public. The Hallelujah singer was buried in his hometown of Montreal on 10 November.
I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’s about it for me.
Leonard Cohen in an interview with the New Yorker magazine just before his death
“My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal,” his son Adam said earlier this week. “With only immediate family and a few lifelong friends present, he was lowered into the ground in an unadorned pine box, next to his mother and father. Exactly as he’d asked.” The iconic singer had been in declining health for much of the year, though he revealed little about the nature of his illnesses. The New Yorker reported in October that Cohen had been suffering from cancer. After releasing his 14th album You Want It Darker, the Suzanne singer discussed his declining health with the magazine.