The 82-year-old Canadian musical legend and poet was given a traditional Jewish memorial service in Quebec on Thursday. This may come as a surprise to some, since it was the same day that his death was publicly announced.
According to a report on Global News, Cohen’s biographer, Sylvie Simmons, says a family friend told her the poet actually died Monday.
Cohen was laid to rest beside his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
— Yannick Gadbois (@yangad77) November 11, 2016