Leonard Cohen died from a fall, singer-songwriter's manager says

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Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen's cause of death last week was from a fall, according to his manager.

"Leonard Cohen died during his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night on Nov. 7," Cohen's manager Robert B. Kory said in a statement to the New York Times Wednesday. "The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful."

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News of Cohen's passing came last Thursday, Nov. 10, in a post on the singer's official Facebook page. "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away," the post read. "We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries."

Cohen's death, at the age of 82, came just a few weeks after the release of his final album, "You Want It Darker." According to the Times, Cohen was also working on two other musical projects and a book of poetry at the time of his death.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Leonard Cohen performs live on stage at O2 Arena on September 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Redferns via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Leonard Cohen performs live on stage at O2 Arena on September 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Redferns via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Leonard Cohen, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Canada, performs on July 17, 2013, at O2 World, Berlin, Germany (Photo by Engelke/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 31: Vocalist Leonard Cohen performs in concert on the first night of his 'Old Ideas World Tour' at The Bass Concert Hall on October 31, 2012 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Singer/musician Leonard Cohen performs at Radio City Music Hall on April 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen takes off his hat to salute on January 16, 2012 in Paris. Leonard Cohen's new album 'Old Ideas' will be released in France on January 30. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
OVIEDO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 21: Canadian singer Leonard Cohen attends the 'Prince of Asturias Awards 2011' ceremony at the Campoamor Theater on October 21, 2011 in Oviedo, Spain. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)
Classical music conductor italian Riccardo Muti (L), US lawyer and social entrepreneur Bill Drayton (C) and Fukushima japanese heroes delegation applaud to canadian poet and singer Leonard Cohen (2ndR) after his speech during the 2011 Prince of Asturias awards ceremony on October 21, 2011 in Oviedo. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
OVIEDO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 21: Canadian singer Leonard Cohen attends 'Principe de Asturias' awards 2011 ceremony at the Campoamor Theatre on October 21, 2011 in Oviedo, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
OVIEDO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 21: Canadian singer Leonard Cohen attends 'Prince of Saturias awards 2011 Laureates' audience at the Reconquista Hotel on October 21, 2011 in Oviedo, Spain. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)
Canadian singer Leonard Cohen acknowledges applauses before the concert 'A Tribute to Leonard Cohen' at the Jovellanos Theatre in Gijon, on October 19, 2011. Cohen will receive the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters from Spain's Crown Prince Felipe during a ceremony on October 21, 2011 in Oviedo. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN - AUGUST 18: Canadian singer Leonard Cohen performs live during a concert at Waldbuehne on August 18, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 17: Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen attends the 41st annual Songwriters Hall of Fame at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Canadian singer Leonard Cohen performs during the Nice Jazz Festival, on July 22, 2008 in Nice, southern France. AFP PHOTO VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, inductee, poses in the press room during the 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria on March 10, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 10: Honoree and singer Leonard Cohen poses in the press room during the 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria on March 10, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Canadian singer Leonard Cohen (L) performs during the Nice Jazz Festival, on July 22, 2008 in Nice, southern France. AFP PHOTO VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Portraits of Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen photographed in London. Job: 55670 Ref: BMN - Exclusive (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) ATLANTA, GA - November 4: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is interviewed at Stouffer's Hotel on November 4, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 3: Music legend Lou Reed rehearses for the Dublin Theatre Festival presentation of 'Came So Far For Beauty: An Evening of Leonard Cohen songs' at The Point Theatre on October 3, 2006 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 24: Singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen attends the Los Angeles premiere of the film 'Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man' on June 24, 2006 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre during the LA Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 24: Singer Martha Wainwright ( 2nd from left) performs at the Los Angeles premiere of the film 'Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man' on June 24, 2006 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre during the LA Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 18: Poet and musician Leonard Cohen poses in New York on Thursday, May 18, 2006. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 18: Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen at a photo shoot on July 18, 1988 in New York City. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - 18th APRIL: Canadian singer and musician Leonard Cohen performs at the Muziektheater in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 18th April 1988. (photo by Frans Schellekens/Redferns)
NEW YORK - JULY 18: Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen at a photo shoot on July 18, 1988 in New York City. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Leonard Cohen live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 14/02/1985 (Photo by Terry Lott/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images)
Leonard Cohen Performing At The Hammersmith Odeon, London 05/02/1985 (Photo by Tom Sheehan/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images)
Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, London, June 1974. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 01: Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen performs on stage in London circa 1975. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
ISLE OF WIGHT, UK - AUGUST 30: Canadian singer Leonard Cohen performs on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 30 1970. (Photo by Tony Russell/Redferns)
ISLE OF WIGHT, UK - AUGUST 30: Canadian singer Leonard Cohen performs on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 30 1970. (Photo by Tony Russell/Redferns)
Leonard Cohen live at Hammersmith Odeon, London 22/02/1979 (Photo by Terry Lott/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images)
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A prolific musician, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner released 14 studio albums during his decades-long career. His most famous composition, "Hallelujah," has been recorded by over 200 artists and became especially popular after it was used in 9/11 memorial tributes.

Cohen's son, Adam Cohen, paid tribute to his father on Facebook, after the singer was laid to rest in Montreal next to his parents.

"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," the younger Cohen wrote.

"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," he continued. "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."

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