The manager of Leonard Cohen has revealed that the legendary singer-songwriter died in his sleep after a fall at midnight. "Leonard Cohen died during his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night on 7 November. The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful," Robert Kory said in a statement on Wednesday (16 November).
The I'm Your Man singer died on 7 November at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles. According to reports, his death was confirmed on 10 November on his official Facebook page, but the cause of his demise was not announced.
The initial statement read, "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. 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."
Cohen is survived by two children – Adam and Lorca – and three grandchildren, Cassius, Viva and Lyon. He was buried at his home city of Montreal on 10 November.
"My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal. 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. Thank you for your kind messages, for the outpouring of sympathy and for your love of my father," the musician's son Adam wrote on his social media page after the funeral.
According to the Guardian, a memorial is scheduled to be organised in Los Angeles, but no date has been confirmed as yet.