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Renowned Mary Poppins songwriter Richard Sherman passes away at 95 years old

Remembering Richard M. Sherman: Legendary Disney Songwriter Dies at 95

Renowned Disney composer Richard M Sherman, who penned some of the most beloved songs in film history, has passed away at the age of 95 in Beverly Hills. Sherman, along with his late brother Robert, won two Oscars in 1965 for their work on the iconic film Mary Poppins.

Throughout his illustrious career, Sherman’s music became synonymous with Disney classics like The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, and Winnie the Pooh. Their catchy tune “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” even became a pop hit in 1965.

Sherman’s impact on the entertainment industry was profound, leading to his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and the receipt of the US National Medal of the Arts in 2008. His contributions to the art of musical composition earned him three Grammy awards and 24 gold and platinum albums.

Despite his advanced age, Sherman continued to create music, collaborating with composer Fabrizio Mancinelli on a new song for Disney Legend Andreas Deja’s animated short film Mushka in 2023.

Sherman is survived by his wife Elizabeth Sherman, his children, and grandchildren. His funeral is set to take place on May 31 in California, marking the end of an era for a musical genius whose legacy will live on through the cherished melodies he created.

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