Details of Leonard Cohen’s Death From Robert Kory, President of RK Management and Manager of Leonard Cohen

Robert Kory addresses fans’ questions about Leonard Cohen death:

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’s daughter and son).

Robert B. Kory

33 Replies to “Details of Leonard Cohen’s Death From Robert Kory, President of RK Management and Manager of Leonard Cohen”

  1. Ralf ten Bokkel Huinink

    Thank you for providing details of this (sad) news.
    I do not think that I was the only one wondering what really happened,
    it’s clear now.

  2. Alain Routhier

    I ve taken photos at rue Vallières sunday night when is bought flowers I wish to share to your post I ve written on a canvas Shalom now you re singing with angels. And when I look at the picture there is 2 faces right by or under the window is it real or some how printed on the brick

  3. Beth Nolan

    he made me smile, he made me cry, he made me happy, he made me sad, he made me feel depressed then he called me out of depression, he made me feel forsaken then he made me feel loved……I never met this wonderful man, nor was I lucky enough to ever see him perform in person…..but he touched my heart so many times……I will miss him so……

  4. Beth Nolan

    he made me smile, he made me cry, he made me happy, he made me sad, he made me feel depressed, then he pulled me out of depression, he made me feel forsaken, then he made me feel loved….I never met this wonderful man, nor was I lucky enough to ever see him perform in person….but he touched my heart so many times…….I will miss him so……

  5. Clare Wright

    He leaves a chasm in my heart and the hearts of millions of others. Our awesome genius will be greatly missed.

  6. Gayle Sokolsky

    I always wished he was a member of my family. I loved him so much. He could reach into your soul with his words and reflect feelings you never knew were there. I hope he is still here, smiling while he wishes we knew how close he still is.

  7. Dafanie Goldsmith

    I too am pleased to read the report of this great mans death – his life was so very important for me – his voice and poetry made my life bearable for me in dark times. It is really special to know that he didn’t suffer and is at home with all the angels

  8. Clive Churchward

    No other other could touch my mind, heart and soul as LC did. goodnight and may you meet all your Gods in the next world

  9. ucblue

    David Remnick said he was suffering greatly from terminal cancer. Kory says “unexpected” and “sudden”.

    1. Frank

      These are not incompatible statements. Since he was suffering from terminal cancer, his death was to be expected at some point in the near future, but on November 7th it was unexpected. It is a small comfort that he had a peaceful death and his suffering was not prolonged. May he rest in peace. It was a privilege to see him perform and his work will live forever.

  10. Marilyn

    I’m still feeling great sadness about Leonard’s passing but his music has been a great comfort to me for the past six days as it will for the rest of my life, I’m sure. I hear something new and wonderful almost every time I really listen to his songs.

    Kory tells us that Leonard left three grandchildren. I knew of Adam’s son Cassius and Lorca’s daughter Viva but now we know that Lorca has another child as well, a son named Lyon, which was Leonard’s grandfather’s name! A new baby? Bless them all.

  11. Mandy

    This leaves me with more questions than answers. If he passed away in the middle of the night of the 7th, that would make it the 8th, or was it in the middle of the night of the 6th which would make it the 7th?

    If he fell in the middle of the night, how do we know he did if he went to sleep and did not wake up? Was someone with him to witness the fall? I can’t shake the feeling of foul play.

    1. DrHGuy Post author

      My understanding is that he fell asleep sometime after the fall but before dusk Monday. He died in his sleep during the daytime on Monday

      1. Mandy

        I know this will sound cynical and I even question my own mind, given that I seem to be the only one picking up on this, and Allan, if you don’t want to publish this post, I would understand. I just feel the passing of Leonard too convenient – just in time for the release of his new album. The only way to promote an album is to tour, since he could not tour, what better way than if you can’t tour to promote your album than to die – we all know artists are appreciated even more when they’re gone. I feel, and I hope I’m wrong, but I do wonder if his death was deliberate, the burial unusually hushed, even for one as private as Leonard, before anybody could ask any questions. A fall? I’m not buying it. I am not sure if I believe if the death was deliberate, such as him being slowly poisoned (follow the money trail and see who was the greediest person/people around him, and there were no shortage of those, there never are), he may have been complicit in it, knowing he had to go at some point, if he did indeed have cancer, then why not go out with a splash, huh? As I said, I hope I am wrong and G-d forgive me if I am, but my intuition is that something foul went down. Then again, I’ve always been cynical about the motives of those surrounding Leonard.

  12. liz

    Leonards words have travelled with me through my life. I felt them even when I didn’t understand them. He touched my soul He was a gentleman. I am blessed that his music came into my life and I wish a safe journey for him. He is much loved.

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  15. Samgiita

    Thankyou for sharing what actually happened. It seemed so sudden. Comforting to know he was peaceful. Missing you Leonard.