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Leonard Cohen 'died in his sleep after fall'

Singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. Credit: PA

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after falling down in the middle of the night, his manager said.

Robert B Kory said Cohen's death at his Los Angeles home, was "sudden, unexpected and peacful".

He said Cohen died on November 7 - three days before it was revealed to the public.

The Canadian singer was 82 when he died and was in declining health for much of the year.

Kory didn't reveal the nature of his illness.

Cohen is survived by his children, Adam and Lorca, and his three grandchildren, Cassius, Viva and Lyon.

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Leonard Cohen fans must travel 75 miles to see him sing

Leonard Cohen is delivering new material on his Old Ideas World Tour to the UK. Credit: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Fans with tickets to see Leonard Cohen have been told they must travel to a venue 75 miles away to see the veteran singer-songwriter perform.

The 77-year-old Canadian was due to play at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, Kent, on September 8 and 9, but has switched the concerts to London's Wembley Arena.

A Hop Farm spokesman said they were "disappointed" by the decision to switch venues, having only learned about it through a press release from Cohen's agent and promoter, which cited "unforeseen circumstances" for the change.

"Unfortunately we haven't been given any information as to why," he added.

Ticket-holders for the Hop Farm concerts were urged to contact their seller for a refund or a new ticket.