Leonard Cohen died in sleep after fall, manager says

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Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after falling down in the middle of the night at his Los Angeles home, his manager has said.

The statement released on Wednesday by manager Robert B Kory provide the first details of how the singer died.

No cause was given in the initial announcement last week.

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Robert says that his "death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful."

The statement says Leonard died on November 7, three days before his passing was made public.

The singer and songwriter behind Hallelujah and Suzanne was 82 when he died. Leonard had been in declining health for much of the year, though he revealed little about the nature of his illnesses.

He is survived by his children, Adam and Lorca, and his three grandchildren, Cassius, Viva and Lyon.