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Richard Sherman, the author of the song “Mary Poppins,” has died at the age of 95

Richard Sherman, the author of the song “Mary Poppins,” has died at the age of 95

American composer Richard Sherman, composer of popular tunes for Disney productions such as Mary Poppins or The jungle bookHe died on Saturday at the age of 95, the studio announced.

Disney said he died in Beverly Hills after an illness related to his advanced age.

He and his brother Robert, who died in 2012, formed a prolific duo of composers for the entertainment giant between 1960 and 1973, co-creating more than 200 songs for 27 films and nearly two dozen television productions.

France Press agency

He was notably the co-author of Chemical chimney (Shem shem sher e In the original version), the film's iconic title Mary Poppins (1964), which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

While Robert Sherman wrote the lyrics, Richard composed the melody.

The duo of brothers is also in the original It's a small world And I want to be like you (“Be a man like yourself”) in The jungle bookthe famous Disney cartoon.

In a press release, the American company described Richard Sherman as a “key member” of the “close circle of creative talent” of its founder, Walt Disney.

“We will be forever grateful for the mark Richard is leaving on the world,” Bob Iger, current Disney CEO, said in a statement.

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