Adam Cohen pens moving tribute to father Leonard
Musician Adam Cohen has paid tribute to his father Leonard in a moving Facebook post.
Adam wrote the post just after he and sister Lorca Cohen had buried their father at a modest ceremony 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.
Cohen died on Friday (New Zealand time) aged 82.
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Adam, 44, wrote that there was a lot he wanted to thank his father for.
"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 humour. 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. "
Adam said he would remember his father for his "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".
Adam Cohen is a successful musician in his own right and has released four albums to date.