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Leonard Cohen Cause of Death: Singer Fell, Passed Away In His Sleep

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By    |   Friday, 18 Nov 2016 05:51 AM

Fans mourning music legend Leonard Cohen have wondered about his cause of death, leading manager Robert Kory to announce Cohen fell in the middle of the night, then passed away peacefully in his sleep.

Kory’s statement Tuesday also said the 82-year-old’s death was “sudden, unexpected and peaceful.”

Cohen was buried Sunday in a plain pine box next to his parents in accordance with his wishes. Kory added Cohen got his wish that death would not be “too uncomfortable.”

Cohen’s son Adam, also a musician, posted a tribute to his father on Facebook, thanking him for his comfort, wisdom, wit and humor as well as the conversations they had and for fostering in him a love of Montreal and Greece. “And I’d like to thank him for music; first for his music which seduced me as a boy, then for his encouragement of my own music, and finally for the privilege of being able to make music with him,” he wrote.

The New Yorker had previously reported Cohen was battling cancer, and the songwriter and poet had talked about his failing health in recent months. Cohen was working on several projects before his death, including a book of poetry and two musical projects, The New York Times said.

Collaborator Patrick Leonard said he was working on an album of string arrangements of Cohen’s songs and another album of songs inspired by rhythm-and-blues material, the Times reported.

Cohen toured steadily from 2008 to 2013 and released three studio albums since 2012, including his most recent album, “You Want It Darker,” in October.

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Fans mourning music legend Leonard Cohen have wondered about his cause of death, leading manager Robert Kory to announce Cohen fell in the middle of the night, then passed away peacefully in his sleep.
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