Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died peacefully in his sleep, after falling down in the middle of the night, says his manager.
Cohen died in his Los Angeles home: “The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful,” said manager Robert B. Kory in a statement. The statement further revealed the 82-year-old Canadian died on November 7, three days before his passing was made public.
The “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne” singer’s health had been declining for a number of years. He is survived by his children, Adam and Lorca, and his three grandchildren, Cassius, Viva and Lyon.
Cohen was buried in Montreal during an intimate ceremony consisting of immediate family and lifelong friends: “He was lowered into the ground in an unadorned pine box, next to his mother and father,” Adam Cohen wrote last week.
The late singer’s reps say a memorial is being planned for him in Los Angeles.