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Leonard Cohen remembered in traditional Jewish memorial service

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WATCH ABOVE: Leonard Cohen, one of Canada's greatest songwriters, passed away at 82. The Montreal native began his career in the 1960s and was still producing critically acclaimed music in 2016. Eric Sorensen has a look back at his life and influence. – Nov 11, 2016

A traditional Jewish memorial service for Leonard Cohen was conducted in Quebec Thursday, three days after the death of the musical icon.

A statement co-signed by Rabbi Adam Scheier says Cohen was laid to rest beside his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

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The statement said Cohen had maintained “a lifelong spiritual, musical, and familial connection to the synagogue of his youth” in Westmount, Que.

WATCH: Fans gather outside Leonard Cohen’s Montreal home to sing his songs in memorial
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Fans gather outside Leonard Cohen’s Montreal home to sing his songs in memorial – Nov 11, 2016

Although news of his death only became publicly known Thursday night, Cohen’s biographer, Sylvie Simmons, says a family friend told her the poet actually died Monday.

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A statement from his son Adam said he “passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles.”

Another memorial is expected to be held in Los Angeles.

WATCH: There is a growing memorial for Canadian singer, songwriter, author and poet Leonard Cohen outside the Chelsea Hotel in New York City. Cohen lived at the hotel during its heyday in the 1960’s. Cohen passed away at the age of 82 on Thursday.
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Leonard Cohen memorial grows outside the Chelsea Hotel in New York City – Nov 11, 2016

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