On Friday, we woke up to the news that the great Leonard Cohen had passed away.
As the music and culture world mourned his death, it was revealed that he had actually passed away on Monday, November 7th at his home in Los Angeles.
His son Adam, also a musician, shared a tribute to his father on his Facebook page, saying that his burial had taken place on Thursday and he was laid to rest in a Montreal cemetery next to his mother and father.
The full, touching tribute can be read below:
"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."