LOSANGELES:- The 82-year-old singer’s death was “sudden, unexpected and peaceful”, his manager said in a statement. Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after falling during the night at his Los Angeles home. In a statement released on Wednesday, his manager Robert Kory said the 82-year-old singer’s death was “sudden, unexpected and peaceful”. Kory also said Cohen died on 7 November, three days before his passing was made public. The Hallelujah singer was buried in his hometown of Montreal on 10 November. “My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal,” his son Adam said earlier this week.

“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.” The iconic singer had been in declining health for much of the year, though he revealed little about the nature of his illnesses. The New Yorker reported in October that Cohen had been suffering from cancer. After releasing his 14th album you Want It Darker, the Suzanne singer discussed his declining health with the magazine. “I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’s about it for me,” he said. “The big change is the proximity to death. I am a tidy kind of guy. I like to tie up the strings if I can. If I can’t, that’s OK,” he added. “But my natural thrust is to finish things that I’ve begun.” One week later, at a listening session for his album, Cohen recanted the quote. “I think I was exaggerating. I’ve always been into self-dramatisation,” he said. “I intend to live forever.”A memorial is due to take place in LA at a later date.