Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

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Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by jongrep » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:13 pm

It is with sadness that I read that Marianne Ihlen died yesterday.

"Marianne Ihlen, the woman immortalized in “So Long, Marianne” and the woman in Leonard Cohen’s life through the 1960s, died July 28, 2016 after being diagnosed with leukemia less than a week ago." ... anne-dies/

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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by somewhat_nifty » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:47 pm

I was really sad to see this. So soon after diagnosis, my thoughts are with her family. I must confess, I actually had to have a little cry in the toilets at work - not claiming any sense of personal loss, but it's terribly sad that someone who inspired such beautiful songs is no longer with us. But thanks to her and Leonard, they exist and we can share them. And they will always exist.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:48 pm

Very sad and unexpected news. Rest in peace. So long.... Marianne....
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Greg Ross » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:15 pm

Farewell to the lady so many of us grew up singing about, perhaps even, as I, lusting gently over as a teenage boy, studying that famous Hydra photo of Marianne in the chair, while I listened intently to Leonard sing. Hopefully a silver lining around the cloud, of just one week between diagnosis and release.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Mabeanie1 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:50 pm

I am shocked and saddened by the news. I had the pleasure of meeting Marianne in Oslo. She was kindness itself, a beautiful lady in every sense of the word. She will be greatly missed.

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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Goldin » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:01 pm

This video is shared by many friends on facebook, so let me post it here:
The girl from the most beautiful and sincere love song I've ever heard, she will live forever.
RIP ...
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by regensburg » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:24 pm

I am so sorry to read this. May she rest in peace, thank you for the memories we will never forget you.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by captrenault » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:56 pm

Alas. Safe journey, Marianne.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by basecamp » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:05 pm

Sad news. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Philwilli » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:34 pm

Very sad to hear about Marianne,many of us will be thinking about her today.
This video takes me down to Hydra and the good times she shared with Leonard
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by jarkko » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:06 pm

Photo from Jan Mollestad. taken just four weeks ago

Marianne slept slowly out of this life yesterday evening.
Totally at ease, surrounded by close friends who hummed Bird on a Wire, the LC song she loved most.
Marianne had planned to go to Hydra for finishing the biographical film on her life. Now her friends Sosan & Jan Christian Mollestad will do it.
Eija and I will cherish the memory of those few moments we spent with her in Barcelona and Oslo.
Rest in peace, Marianne.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by holydove » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:53 pm

This is really heartbreaking news. Leonard brought Marianne into our lives & hearts through his incredibly beautiful & moving song, & she will live there forever; but even though I never met Marianne, it feels like a part of my heart has been suddenly torn away by the loss, & I can't bear to think how this must feel for Leonard.

Deepest condolences to Leonard & all those who loved Marianne, & may she be filled with boundless peace & love wherever she is.

Thank you, Jarkko, for posting that beautiful photo & for letting us know that she was at ease & surrounded by loving friends in her passing - it certainly helps to know that.
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by drsing » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:57 pm

So sad to read this,
So Long Marianne, Rest In Peace
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by Wimmer » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:54 pm

I am so sorry to read this this sad news. May she rest in peace,
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Re: Sad news: Marianne Ihlen dies

Post by rike » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:51 am

Rest in peace, Marianne. Sadness, but everlasting memories for so many.
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