Just a few days after the death of beloved musician Leonard Cohen, the artist’s son, Adam, buried his father.
“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,” Adam wrote, before listing all the ways in which he was grateful to his father.
“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. I’d thank him for giving me, and teaching me to love Montreal and Greece,” he wrote. “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.”
Cohen died last week at 82, just weeks after releasing his 14th studio album. After the announcement of his death, countless fans wrote moving tributes to their favorite singer, songwriter and poet.