Legendary composer and prolific trophy-snatcher Marvin Hamlisch passed away Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68.
USA Today reports that Hamlisch died following a brief illness, though no further details have been provided.
Hamlisch leaves behind an indelible legacy in the world of pop culture, having scored over 40 films, though he is perhaps best known for composing the score for perennial Broadway favorite, A Chorus Line, for which he won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
These were just a handful of awards Hamlisch racked up in his time, having been of a select group of artists to EGOT — that is, to win the quqadruple crown in entertainment: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and the Tony. Hamlisch snatched three Academy Awards in 1974 alone for his score for The Sting and the titular tearjerker from The Way We Were.
The lights on Broadway shall be dimmed tonight at the passing of one of the greatest talents to brighten the Great White Way and light up the silver screen. Here’s a little something that basically sums up the life of Marvin Hamlisch: