Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Sad news - Marvin Hamlisch dies in L.A.

With Barbra in 2011

The composer Marvin Hamlisch, who wrote the scores for films and shows including The Sting and A Chorus Line, has died in Los Angeles, aged 68.
Family spokesman Jason Lee said the musician died on Monday after a brief illness.
Hamlisch wrote more than 40 film scores including his Oscar-winning score and title song for The Way We Were.
In total he won three Academy Awards, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes.
This is incredibly sad news for music lovers and in particular Streisand fans everywhere. It was marvelous to think he was there, directing Barbra's orchestra while we were sitting enjoying the show. He was backstage with us in London, always laughing and talking! He will be missed.