Published Nov 16, 2016While the world continues to mourn the loss of Leonard Cohen, more details have now been revealed regarding the Canadian icon's cause of death. According to Cohen's manager, Robert B. Kory, Cohen's death came after a fall in the night.
"Leonard Cohen died during his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night on Nov. 7," Kory said in a statement released to the New York Times. "The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful."
As previously reported, Cohen's death at the age of 82 followed a long period of ill health. Cohen revealed he was suffering from cancer in his final interview, which was conducted with The New Yorker. Shortly before his death, he made headlines by stating, "I am ready to die."
Sadly, Cohen's swan song proved to be the recent You Want It Darker.
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