Leonard Cohen's Height
5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
Canadian singer-songwriter, best remembered for songs such as "Hallelujah", "So Long, Marianne" and "Suzanne". He once described himself as being "Five feet eight inches tall, a hundred and thirty-five pounds"
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
5ft 7.94in (172.6cm)
vastlybetter566 said on 19/Dec/20
Years ago, when I was looking up Leonard Cohen's height, unfamiliar with this site, I read about rumors that he was as short as 5ft2. Didn't seem realistic. Average sized guy for his time.
Tony Random said on 25/May/20
Wow, I've been a lifelong fan, have seen him in concert, never actually thought of his height until now, but always thought he was tall. Interesting.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 22/Feb/20
Rob, I think you can add him to the rock singers category.
Tall Sam said on 25/Oct/18
An honest guy about his height and weight I'd say, could look a little slight but not exceptionally so.
Ian C. said on 8/Nov/17
Lightfoot's height is an enigma, Rob. People who have met him have guessed his height, and the guesses fall within a four inch range. I saw him on stage when I was a teenager, and I thought he was a big guy, but of course I was forty feet away and there was no one standing next to him for any scale. I have read that he could be five foot nine, which is way shorter than what I thought he was.
said on 7/Nov/17
What? Five-eight? You're kidding. I just assumed he was a six-footer.
How tall is Gordon Lightfoot, by the way?
Editor Rob: not familiar with Gordon's height, of course heard his music.
Johnny said on 22/Oct/17
Hey Rob, add Damien Rice height. There are several photos of him with Leonard Cohen. Damien seems about 5ft 8in.
ArjunaKorale said on 11/Oct/17
Am I the only one who seems to think that Leonard Cohen looks just like a smaller version of Leonard Nimoy in this photo, lol!?
Anonymous said on 10/Oct/17
I don't think Cohen was the type of guy who would overinflate his height, so yeah, definitely the full 5'8" at peak, probably a fraction over the mark would be my guess
Paul said on 9/Oct/17
Looked weak 5'7 as an older guy, so yeah, 5'8 peak likely.