Marianne Ihlen, the woman immortalized in “So Long, Marianne” and the woman in Leonard Cohen’s life through the 1960s, died July 28, 2016 after being diagnosed with leukemia less than a week earlier.
Leonard Cohen’s Final Farewell To Marianne
Two days before Marianne’s death, Leonard sent her this message
So Long, Marianne
This is an especially moving version of Leonard Cohen’s classic song about his separation from Marianne.
Leonard Cohen – So Long, Marianne
Oslo Spektrum: May 1, 1993
Video by Allan Showalter