Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by fentiger » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:51 am

Sending love, thoughts and prayers to Marianne's family and friends. May she rest in peace.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Maarten » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:42 am

Rest in peace, dear Marianne...

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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Janetld » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:03 am

So sad, so sorry to read this.

But thank you, Jarkko for the beautiful photo and words, and Roman and others for the videos.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by MarieM » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:14 am

R.I.P. Marianne
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Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen Norwegian ex-lover is dead

Leonard Cohen did Norwegian Marianne Ihlen known worldwide with the song "So long Marianne". Thursday she went, 81 years old.

Marianne Ihlen, here photographed in 2008
Bjorn Frostad, VG, NTB Scanpix

Marianne Ihlen, who was known for his relationship with the Norwegian author Axel Jensen and the Canadian writer and artist Leonard Cohen, passed away Thursday at Diakonhjemmet in Oslo after illness.

It says author Petter Mejlænder said.

He knew Ihlen well, after he wrote the biography of Axel Jensen.

In 2006 wrote Mejlænder also a portrait of Ihlen Aftenposten. It is worth reading in its entirety.

- She was an innocent, inexperienced and naive westside girl when she met Axel Jensen when she was around 20 years old. She was with Jensen to Hydra and became known overnight as the girlfriend of Axel. He was the Norwegian author all knew, says Mejlænder.

Ihlen moved to Greece with his high school sweetheart Axel Jensen in 1957. The following year they were married in Athens, and they had a son together.

- The relationship went overboard, and Marianne came into a difficult artist community on Hydra, says Mejlænder.

Marianne Ihlen with author Axel Jensen in the couple's apartment in Majorstua in 1959.
Sverre A. Børretzen, NTB Scanpix

"So long Marianne"

Later, after Ihlen and Jensen divorced, she met Cohen on the island of Hydra. They lived on the island in the 60's. Cohen's poetry book "Flowers for Hitler" from 1964 is dedicated Marianne Ihlen, and the song "So long Marianne" is written about her.

- Leonard Cohen was a life for her, he was a great guy. It was a relationship that was important for Marianne. The conditions of Axel and Leonard were love affairs that characterized her further, he said.

Ihlen married with Jan Stang in 1979. In recent decades she lived in Oslo, where she worked with paintings, which were exhibited in several places.

Also Cohen website Cohencentric reviewing death. They report that they will come back with a tribute to Marianne Ihlen.

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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Susy » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:07 am

... Rest in Peace you beautiful Lady !
My thoughts are with her Family and Friends !
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by B4real » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:41 am

Dear Marianne,

What words to say
on this fateful day
but safe journey
on your silent way

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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by gilly-rjd » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:23 am

Thank you Jarkko for your beautiful words and beautiful photograph of Marianne.
For me, her name has been, and always will be, inextricably linked with Leonard's.
Such sad news.
Sleep peacefully, sweet lady.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by lightasabreeze » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:01 pm

Sad news indeed -- Sleep softly Marianne ---You will be missed.
Somebody must have died for you
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Unspoken Words » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:00 pm

Sorry to hear this news about a beautiful human soul....RIP

Was listening to this a lot this last few days for some reason.

(Leonard Cohen's Divergent & Devastating Version Of "So Long, Marianne" - Oslo 1993)
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by 199Dan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:53 pm

Time once again to hear Leonard Cohen's song "Here it is "
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by lightning » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:26 pm

Thanks for the news, Jarkko and the beautiful picture of the woman Leonard immortalized in one of his earliest and most loved songs. Her memory will always be treasured.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by A.Sukitu » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:45 am

When I read the news, the light seemed less ... I lit a candle.
Such a loss of such grace.
Thoughts for everyone touched by such losss.
"You let me sing, you lifted me up, you gave my soul a beam to travel on. ... You gave the injury a tongue to heal itself."
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Tony Crosbie » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:54 am

it was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Marianne Ihlen - May she Rest In Peace.

We met when we were almost young
deep in the green lilac park.
You held on to me like I was a crucifix,
as we went kneeling through the dark.

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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Joe Way » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:07 am

Rest in Peace, dear Marianne. The beautiful songs about you and the gorgeous photo of you on the cover "Songs From a Room" will live in our hearts forever.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Mary72 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:20 pm

I always wanted to be like Marianne, I even named my daughter after her name.
"We are sisters of heart, Maria", she said when we met in Oslo in March 2013.
What can I possible say about a woman that also changed my life?
'If you leave where will I keep you then?
In my heart, as some men say.
And I, who was born to love everyone,
Why should I keep you so far away?'
My love to Jan and his beloved daughters, to little Axel, to you all friends in Cohen
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