Marianne's son

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alang
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Marianne's son

Postby alang » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:31 am

Does anyone know what happened to Marianne's son? While the adults in his life went about leading their interesting lives, I wonder how much attention the needs of the child received. I looked up the Norwegian tax records, and there is an Axel Joachim Jensen, born in 1960, who doesn't appear to be doing well financially. Is this him? If so - and if he was agreeable - should we start a collection? Maybe I'm prying too much, but I find myself worrying about him.
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Re: Marianne's son

Postby seadove » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:40 pm

It's time that....

we began....

To laugh....

and cry...

and cry ....

and laugh about it all again.

:(
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Re: Marianne's son

Postby kalinowt » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:08 pm

alang wrote:Does anyone know what happened to Marianne's son? While the adults in his life went about leading their interesting lives, I wonder how much attention the needs of the child received. I looked up the Norwegian tax records, and there is an Axel Joachim Jensen, born in 1960, who doesn't appear to be doing well financially. Is this him? If so - and if he was agreeable - should we start a collection? Maybe I'm prying too much, but I find myself worrying about him.
Hi alang,

I don't know if there is cause for worry. Marianne was interviewed in 2008, (if memory serves me correctly), when she attended a concert in Sweden. Can another forum member remember where this was listed? She mentioned that her son Axel and Leonard Cohen were still close. Below is a link to an interview Marianne did with a Swedish television program back in 2005 when she talked about her life together with Leonard and his good relationship with her son, and presumably Cohen would be a good resource for Axel if he ever needed anything.

If Axel is poor, it's probably because he is an artist like his father Axel Jensen Sr. Artists never have money. :)

http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/marianne2006.html
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Re: Marianne's son

Postby norw52 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:53 am

Hello I just want to complete the story about Marianne's son , Axel Joachim . I find it important.

This interview is taken from a Greek website , a journalist met Marianne on the island in 2015 :

She takes some black and white photographs out of her bag. The first of these depicts Marianne and her then twelve-year old son, Axel Joachim, at the port of Hydra. It is winter of ’72 and the carefree years with Cohen are over. Marianne bends over the photo sorrowfully, covering her face with her hands. She stands motionless for a moment above the almost adolescent boy and the smiling woman, like crying silently.

She explains that Axel Joachim has lived since age 15 in an asylum, and she asks me to mention his story in the article because it can help some other boy or his parents.

"Axel Joachim was an excellent student and a lovely child that changed forever when his father offered him LSD at the age of 15. Can you imagine this? That one and only time destroyed his mind. He was always sensitive and as a parent it is not always easy to see that clearly. We went from place to place for years while all my child needed was stability. If we lived in the same place, maybe things had not come to this. Until today I am tormented by remorse."
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Re: Marianne's son

Postby oldfriend28 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:00 am

I saw this yesterday, and wondered what has happened to Axel since this was written. Does anyone know? What a tragedy. Did poor Marianne have any more children? I read she had married and worked in the oil industry. Just once, her son tried this stuff, and that was it. Am missing Leonard all the time. Hope he was able to help Axel in some way. Thanks to all.
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Re: Marianne's son

Postby icecreamtruck » Fri May 24, 2019 5:46 am

Is there anyone who can offer some follow-up on this? How is young Axel now?

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