Leonard Cohen's health

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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby MaryB » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:25 am

As always, thank you Jarkko for keeping things straight.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby denise knowles » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:57 am

I hate rumours and there must be some things that his close family and friends what to keep private to themselves. However he pass, all I have lost my Maestro of 48yrs. R.I.P.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby lizzytysh » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:02 am

Cancer report from Leonard's last interview; head trauma; coma; leukemia. There are only 4 people whose words I will trust on this issue - Adam's or reports from Adam through Jarkko, Kezban, or Marie. Some woman who supposedly knew him well... Means nothing to me.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby vickiwoodyard » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:15 am

I know that those who love Leonard would like to know the details of his death, if someone in the family would be kind enough to share this. Perhaps Adam will understand that we would appreciate knowing the details. Where he fell, who found him, etc. I don't feel this is disrespectful at all. He is family to us.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby lizzytysh » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:21 am

A fall itself is rumour until Adam, Kezban, Jarkko, or Marie speak. The only trusted sources.

Choice to share or not is up to Adam and the others closest... and possibly even Leonard. Yes, of course, who doesn't wonder .. The 'right' to know lies on the other side of that opaque curtsin.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby cohenadmirer » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:59 pm

I'm sure we all dislike these rumours about the exact circumstances of the death , at least one of which we know to be untrue.
A clear account from trusted sources of what happened is probably the only way to stop the rumours , but if those close to leonard want to keep this private that has to be fine with all of us here.
The magic of leonard was in part how we all felt close to him, or at least his work.But he was a private man and only a few were really close to him.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby Unspoken Words » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:41 pm

I find this all this probing and questioning somewhat unsavoury and disrespectful. This is a private matter and people are still grieving (and also celebrating Leonards life). Leonards wishes and that of his family should be fully respected.

It is in my opinion unnecessary and unless his close family want to disclose matters should be left in quiet contemplation, especially at the moment.

I thank Jarkko for his dignified clarification.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby musicmania » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:46 pm

Unspoken Words, I agree. There are some things that we don't need to know, and the family deserve a bit more respect at this time, than to have people speculating on aspects of Leonard's health.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby lizzytysh » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:55 pm

This is the most private of information ever.

Whatever agreements between Leonard and his family; and whatever choices they make are theirs and theirs alone . . . their family, their lives.
The woman who so inappropriately spoke crossed a sacred line, even had she spoken the truth. Information of this nature would absolutely not be hers to share.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby cohenadmirer » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:30 pm

Agreeing totally about privacy and how public speculation is to be discouraged, including speculation on a dedicated forum such as this.
However , i am sure we have all thought about how and why , in what way Leonard left us , and we will all have our speculative ideas. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that , nor discussing it with friends and family.
We are all grieving , and making our own sense of the death is an important part of that . It is inevitable and unavoidable , infact unhealthy to try to avoid any questions that come up internally.
Personally i hope that Leonard's family will eventually give more information. Adam Cohen has already kindly given information about some aspects of the death and burial, as well as his own feelings of loss.
When you don't know how someone died , it tends to make the grieving harder to get through, though there's still plenty of processing to be getting on with.
We all need to get through the loss, and then continue celebrating the life.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby jarkko » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:48 am

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Re: Leonard Cohen's health

Postby B4real » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:28 am

Thank you Jarkko and that news has just reached Australia too....

Leonard Cohen died after fall, manager says
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/l ... ll/8033494
There are some more links near the bottom of the above link page.

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