Leonard Cohen CC, GOQ
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Leonard Norman Cohen CC, GOQ (1934 - 2016)

Leonard Norman Cohen CC, GOQ
Born in Westmount, Quebec, Canadamap
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Father of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
Died at age 82 in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Apr 2015
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Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.

Leonard Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received a Prince of Asturias Award for literature.

Leonard was born September 21, 1934, in Westmount, Quebec. [1]. His father, Nathan Cohen, owned a successful clothing store. Leonard was only 9 years old when Nathan died. His mother, Martha Klonitsky, was the daughter of a Talmudic writer, Rabbi Solomon Klonitsky-Kline. Leonard's grandfather, Lyon Cohen, moved with his family from Poland to Canada and was the founding President of the Jewish Canadian Congress. [2]

Companion (CC) of the Order of Canada
Grand Officer (GOQ) of the National Order of Quebec

Leonard died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles, however, his death was not announced until November 10, the same day his funeral was held in Montreal at a cemetery in Mount Royal. As was his wish, Cohen was laid to rest with a Jewish rite, in a simple pine casket, in a family plot. [3]


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posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hi, Notables, this profile came to my attention because his death date differed from FAG. I looked up your Wikibedia source and it also has a death date of Nov 7, 2016, not Nov 10. Perhaps you would like to verify. Cindy Cooper (Data Doctor)
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
RIP Nov 10, 2016....
posted by Michael Maranda