Leonard Cohen’s cause of death confirmed by manager

Iconic singer-songwriter passed away last Monday (November 7) at the age of 82.

Leonard Cohen’s manager has confirmed the late singer-songwriter’s cause of death.

Last week, it was announced that the music icon had passed away at the age of 82.  Now his manager Robert B. Kory has released another statement to The New York Times, saying: “Leonard Cohen died during his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night on Nov. 7.”

“The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful,” Kory added.


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After news of his death broke last week, the world of music and countless artists he inspired rushed to pay tribute to the late musician.

Nick Cave hailed him as “the greatest songwriter of them all“, while Rufus Wainwright wrote: “We need you now up there as much as we did down here“.

This weekend, Cohen’s son Adam shared a touching tribute to his father.

“My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal,” Adam Cohen wrote. “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.”

However, a tribute to the late musician on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing over the weekend split opinion. One fan branded it a “desecration”, while another wrote on Twitter: “No, just no.”


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