Leonard Cohen Buried in Montreal "Exactly as He's Asked," Son Writes in Heartfelt Note

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“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,” producer Adam Cohen wrote Saturday evening.

Legendary musician Leonard Cohen was buried in “an unadorned pine box” next to his parents in a Montreal cemetery on Thursday, his son Adam wrote in a recent Facebook post.

“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,” producer Adam Cohen wrote Saturday evening.

Cohen, who died Monday in Los Angeles, was laid to rest in the Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, which resides in the Montreal’s Westmount neighborhood, according to the Toronto Star. His gravestone is reportedly unmarked.

“Leonard’s wish was to be laid to rest in a traditional Jewish rite beside his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents,” read a statement from Rabbi Adam Scheier and Cantor Gideon Zelermyer, according to the Star.

Read Adam Cohen’s full Facebook post below.

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. 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. 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. Thank you for your kind messages, for the outpouring of sympathy and for your love of my father.

This article first appeared on Billboard.com.

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