Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer, dies at 68
By Stephanie Burke
Marvin Hamlisch, famed composer and music icon, passed away Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 68,
Jason Lee, a spokesman for the family, confirmed that Marvin died after a brief illness but did not give any further details. Hamlisch composed, conducted, and arranged music for everything from Movies to Broadway.
Throughout his illustrious career he won three Academy Awards, four Emmys, three Golden Globes and a Tony; among many other major awards. Hamlisch composed the music for more than 40 films. Some of his work has included Sophie’s Choice, and Ordinary People. He won an Oscar for his adaptation of The Sting. For his work on Broadway Hamlisch received the Pulitzer Prize for A Chorus Line.
His loss will be felt across many genres of entertainment. He was a true talent that brought us some of the best scores in history.