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Leonard Cohen's son pays heartfelt tribute to his father

Leonard Cohen, best known for writing Hallelujah, died last week Credit: PA

Leonard Cohen's son has paid an emotional tribute to his father a week after his death aged 82.

In a Facebook post, Adam Cohen, a musician himself, said he wished he could thank his father "just one last time".

He added: "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.

"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."

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Adam also confirmed that his father had been buried in a private ceremony in Montreal alongside his parents.

Many stars have paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and poet, including Bob Dylan and Chris Martin.

The famous Canadian had hinted of his death in a recent New Yorker profile where he said "I am ready to die. I hope it's not too uncomfortable. That's about it for me."

Leonard Cohen tribune in Chelsea, New York City Credit: PA