Manager: Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after fall

November 17, 2016 10:22

Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after a fall in his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, his manager has said.

"The death was sudden, unexpected, and peaceful," his manager Robert Kory said in a statement published on the Cohencentric website.

Cohen, music's man of letters whose songs fused religious imagery with themes of redemption and sexual desire, died on Nov. 7. He was 82. No cause was given for his death when it was announced three days later on his Facebook page.

Cohen has been buried in Montreal in an unadorned pine box next to his mother and father, his son Adam said on Facebook on Sunday.

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