So long, Marianne: Leonard Cohen’s muse is gone

July 31, 2016 by norman lebrecht

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Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen’s mid-60s lover and the inspiration for one of his greatest ballads, has died at around the age of 80.

A Norwegian, she met the poet on a Greek island. He drover her all the way home to Norway, but the romance was not destined to last.


so long marianne

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