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Leonard Cohen donates cash to bush fire victims

By | Published on Wednesday 11 February 2009

Leonard Cohen, who’s coming to the end of a tour of Australia, has donated £90,000 to help victims of the bush fires that have recently affected the country. As you may be aware, more than 180 people have died as a result of the blazes, and around 1000 homes destroyed.

The singer’s tour promoter, Mushroom Group man Michael Gudinski, explained that “Leonard has loved his time in Australia on this tour and is shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the fires” and that Cohen and his touring party wished to extend “their heartfelt sympathies to those that have suffered the loss of loved ones or their homes through this terrible tragedy”.