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Disney Songwriter Robert Sherman Passes Away at 86

7 March 2012 No Comment

Disney songwriter Robert Sherman, who penned the well-known and beloved tunes like “It’s A Small World After All” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” has passed away at the age of 86.

Throughout his career, Sherman collected a wealth of prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards, a Grammy, and many nominations. In 1976, with his brother Richard Sherman (known together as The Sherman Brothers,) he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

While few details are known about the circumstances surrounding Sherman’s death, his son Jeff posted the news of his father’s passing on Facebook late Monday evening. The first poignant paragraph of his statement says only that “[Sherman] went peacefully after months of truly valiantly fending off death.”

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