Leonard was a moderately famous American songwriter and singer. He died a few days ago. He was Jewish. I don’t know if he ever accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. I’d like to think he’s in heaven now.
Judging from this interview in The New Yorker, his life was more interesting than most.
Jennifer Warnes did a whole album of his songs, entitled “Famous Blue Raincoat.” It’s very good.