Leonard Cohen died in sleep after fall, manager reveals

New details are emerging about the death of the 82-year-old singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen last week.

In a statement to USA TODAY, Cohen's manager Robert B. Kory said the singer died in his sleep after a middle-of-the-night fall at his Los Angeles home.

The statement also revealed that Cohen died on Nov. 7, three days before his passing was announced to the public in a Facebook post on the singer's official page.

"The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful," Kory said.

Cohen was buried in Montreal in a small ceremony on Nov. 10, the same day his death was announced to the public, and a memorial in Los Angeles is being planned for a later date.

"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," Adam Cohen wrote in a statement last week.

While Cohen had been in declining health for much of the year, the statement did not provide further details on his cause of death.

Cohen is survived by his children, Adam and Lorca, and his three grandchildren, Cassius, Viva and Lyon, according to the statement.

Listeners around the world continue to mourn Cohen's passing, with fans in Montreal turning the sidewalk outside of Cohen's home into a makeshift memorial.


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