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Leonard Cohen Died After a Fall at His Los Angeles Home Three Days Before Death Was Announced

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The legendary singer-songwriter, Leonard Cohen, who died in his home at the age of 82 on Nov. 7, did so after a fall at his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement released by Cohen’s manager, Robert B. Kory, the singer died in his sleep after falling down in the middle of the night at his home, according to the Associated Press.

“The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful,” Kory said.

This the first detail that details how the Canadian died, as no cause was released last week after an initial announcement of his death.

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

He was buried in Montreal in a small ceremony three days after his death, on Nov. 10, which was the same day his death was announced.

“My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal,” the singer’s son, Adam, wrote on Facebook. “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.”

 He was best known for songs like “Suzanne,” “Sisters of Mercy,” and –one he even admitted was overplayed – “Hallelujah.” According to a statement from Rabbi Adam Scheier to Rolling Stone, Leonard wanted to be buried “in a traditional Jewish rite beside his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.”

“There’s so much I wish I could thank him for, just one last time,” Adam wrote. “I’d thank him for the comfort he always provided, for the wisdom he dispensed, for the marathon conversations, for his dazzling wit and humor.”

“And I’d thank him for music; first for his music which seduced me as a boy, then for his encouragement of my own music, and finally for the privilege of being able to make music with him,” he continued. “Thank you for your kind messages, for the outpouring of sympathy and for your love of my father.”