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Richard M. Sherman, one of Disney’s most iconic composers, has died

Richard M. Sherman, one of Disney’s most iconic composers, has died

The musician, who died of natural causes, was established for his work in Mary Poppins, the 1964 classic.

Richard M. Shermanone of the musicians who composed the most soundtracks for the films of disneyas Mary Poppins either The jungle bookdied this Saturday in Los Angeles, at the age of 95.

Two-time Oscar winner Sherman converted with his brother Robert B. Sherman (1925-2012), one of the “most prolific” composers in the history of family entertainment and a key member of the inner circle of creative talents of Walt Disneythe company said in a statement.

The musician, who died of natural causes, was established for his work in Mary Poppins, the 1964 classic. In addition, he won three Grammy Awards and received 24 gold and platinum albums throughout his 65-year career. His work spanned from the early days of rock n’ roll (with hits like You’re Sixteen) and television to Broadway and Hollywood.

“Richard Sherman was the embodiment of what it means to be a ‘Disney Legend,’ creating with his brother Robert the beloved classics that have become a treasured part of the soundtrack of our lives,” he said. Bob IgerCEO of The Walt Disney Company in the statement.

The executive offered “eternal gratitude” for the mark that the musician, born in New York, left in American cinema and television.

Pete Doctercreative director of Pixar, stressed that, even at 90 years old, Sherman “had more energy and enthusiasm than anyone, and always came away renewed by his contagious joie de vivre.”

The career of Richard M. Sherman

As composers, the Sherman brothers collaborated on films such as A wise man in the clouds (1961), Winnie the Pooh and the honey tree (1966), The jungle book (1967), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), The Aristocats (1970) and The fledgling witch (1971).

In total the brothers would write more than 200 songs for some 27 Disney films and 24 television productions. In 2005, the musicians were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Three years later, the brothers received the US National Medal of Arts.

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