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Vangelis, ‘Chariots of Fire’ composer, dead at 79

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The award-winning composer, born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, died at a French hospital in Paris, according to Greek media. A cause of death has not been released. Vaneglis produced an Oscar-winning score for "...

Stephen Sondheim’s death: Stars pay tribute to legendary Broadway composer

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Sondheim died at his home Friday in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to his friend F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times first reported. The composer had celebrated Thanksgiving with friends the day before his death, ...

Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim dead at 91: reports

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Sondheim died at his home Friday in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to his friend F. Richard Pappas, The New York Times first reported.

‘Cats’ composer Andrew Lloyd Webber says the movie was ‘off-the-scale all wrong’ and led him to buy a dog

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The film adaptation of his original production of "Cats" flopped in theaters in 2019, receiving a litter of scathing reviews. The film was so bad that it made composer Lloyd Webber get a therapy dog. In an interview...

Tom T. Hall, country singer and ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.’ composer, dead at 85

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His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician's death on Friday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee.  Known as "The Storyteller" for his unadorned yet incisive lyrics, Hall composed hundreds of songs. Along with such co...

Olympics composer out after childhood bullying of classmates, including mentally disabled kids, resurfaces

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Allegations against Keigo Oyamada, 52, first surfaced on social media. He was accused of bullying classmates, including those with disabilities. Olympics organizers initially said Oyamada could stay on as the compose...

Armando Manzanero, legendary Mexican singer and composer, dead at 85

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Mexican composer and singer Armando Manzanero died Monday morning after battling Covid-19 for weeks. Manzanero, who was 85, died at a hospital in Mexico City, Mexico's Society for Authors and Composers confirmed to ...

Iran’s legendary classical singer and composer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian dies

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Iranians around the world flooded their social media accounts with tributes, songs and poetry dedicated to legendary Iranian singer and composer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, who died from complications due to a long sta...