Leonard Cohen and Marianne Christine Ihlen


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Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, …

BornMarianne Christine Ihlen
18 May 1935 [1]
Died28 July 2016 (aged 81)
Diakonhjemmet, Oslo, Norway [1][2]
Resting placeVestre gravlund, Oslo.[1]
Other namesMarianne JensenMarianne Stang
Known forRelationship with Leonard Cohen
SpousesAxel Jensen (1958–62)Jan Kielland Stang (1979–2016)
Partner(s)Axel Jensen (1954-1958)
Sam Barclay (1958)
Leonard Cohen (1960–67)
Nick Broomfield (1968)
ChildrenAxel Joachim Jensen (21 January 1960 – )

After her son was born on 21 January 1960 she and Leonard started an intimite relationship that lasted for seven years, but they became then lifelong friends. He wrote the following letter to her shortly before her death (actually an email) obtained through the Leonard Cohen estate it reads:[23]

Dearest Marianne,

I’m just a little behind you, close enough to take your hand. This old body has given up, just as yours has too. I’ve never forgotten your love and your beauty. But you know that. I don’t have to say any more. Safe travels old friend. See you down the road. Endless love and gratitude.

your Leonard

She died aged 81 on 28 July 2016, in Oslo.[24] Cohen died later that year on 7 November 2016.