November 17, 2016


Leonard Cohen's Cause of Death Revealed

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Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

Upon the initial, heartbreaking news that Leonard Cohen had died on Nov. 7, no cause of death was revealed. Ten days after the prolific singer-songwriter's passing, his manager has shed some light.

In a statement released by Cohen's manager, Robert Kory, the musician is said to have died in his sleep after falling in the middle of the night on Nov. 7. Read the statement below via Cohencentric:

"Leonard Cohen died during his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night on November 7th. The death was sudden, unexpected, and peaceful. He is survived by his children Adam and Lorca, and his three grandchildren Cassius (Adam's son), and Viva and Lyon (Lorca'a daughter and son)."

Thankfully, it appears the singer got his wish that his death would not be "too uncomfortable," which he spoke about during an interview with The New Yorker earlier this year.

Cohen's funeral took place on Sunday, Nov. 13. The Washington Post reports that he was buried in an "unadorned pine box, next to his mother and father," which is "exactly as he'd asked."