Tributes have poured in celebrating the life of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen since his death Thursday at the age of 82, but few have been as poignant as the letter posted to Facebook by his son.
Adam Cohen took to social media to share his thoughts about his late father -- and to say thank you.
“My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal. With only immediate family and a few lifelong friends present, he was lowered into the ground in an unadorned pine box, next to his mother and father. Exactly as he’d asked,” Adam wrote.
“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,” his letter read. “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. 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.”