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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, has penned an emotive tribute to his father.

The Canadian songwriter passed away last week, sparking a wave of mourning from fans. Hugely influential, new album 'You Want It Darker' emerged only a few weeks ago.

The artist's son, Adam, has penned a tribute which has been posted on social media. A musician himself, Adam Cohen manages to sum up his feelings in a succinct, insightful, and extremely moving way.

"My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal. 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. As I write this I’m thinking of my father’s unique blend of self-deprecation and dignity, his approachable elegance, his charisma without audacity, his old-world gentlemanliness and the hand-forged tower of his work."

"There’s so much I wish I could thank him for, just one last time. 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. I’d thank him for giving me, and teaching me to love Montreal and Greece. 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."

"Thank you for your kind messages, for the outpouring of sympathy and for your love of my father."

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