Leonard Cohen Donates £90,000 To Australian Bushfire Victims (2009)

Leonard Cohen might have had a few cash problems in recent years, but the legendary singer-songwriter has still dug deep enough to donate $200,000 (£90,000) to the victims of the Australian bushfires.

Cohen is currently touring the country where bushfires have destroyed entire towns in the state of Victoria, killing an estimated 200 people. Australian tour promoter Michael Gudinski released a statement saying: “Leonard has loved his time in Australia on this tour and is shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the fires.” He added that Cohen and his touring party “wish to extend their heartfelt sympathies to those that have suffered the loss of loved ones or their homes through this terrible tragedy”.

From Leonard Cohen donates £90,000 to Australian bushfire victims by Rosie Swash (The Guardian: Feb 10, 2009)


Credit Due Department: Photo of Leonard Cohen at his January 26, 2009 Adelaide, Australia concert shot and shared by Paul.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted in 2019.

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