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Leonard Cohen died 'following a fall'

Leonard Cohen died 'following a fall'

Leonard Cohen died "following a fall".

The 'Hallelujah' hitmaker was reported dead at the age of 82 earlier this month after a statement confirming the news was released via the star's Facebook, and now the former manager of the music icon has revealed he passed away in his sleep.

In a statement released on Wednesday (16.11.16), Robert B. Kory wrote: "Leonard Cohen died during his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night on November 7.

"The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful."

The news comes after it was recently revealed the 'Suzanne' singer had been in "deep pain" caused by cancer, and had been left physically debilitated by the disease.

David Remnick - who interviewed Cohen in the summer for The New Yorker magazine - recently said: "When I visited Cohen in Los Angeles he was suffering from cancer although he was keeping that very private. He was in deep pain from compression fractures in his spine and he had to sit in a big blue medical chair to ease that pain.

"He was very thin already. Maybe 105, 110lbs. But I've got to say he was in an ebullient mood for a man who knew where life was taking him and he was headed there in a hurry. And at the same time, he was incredibly gracious. The most gracious host this side of my mother."

The original statement - posted on Facebook on November 10 - did not reveal details into the time or cause of the iconic musician's passing.

It read: "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.

"We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries."

The 'Dance Me to the End of Love' musician was buried on Sunday (13.11.16) in a funeral at Montreal's Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery.