Marvin Hamlisch, one of America's best loved composers, died Monday in Los Angeles after collapsing following a brief illness. He was 68.
Hamlisch was scheduled to perform in concert at the McCallum Theatre on January 21st, as part of the upcoming season.
According to the Los Angeles Times, at the time of his death, Hamlisch held the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony and San Diego Symphony. Next week, he was to be announced as the principal pops conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Hamlisch was known as a prolific composer for film and stage, becoming one of only 11 people to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. Hamlisch and Richard Rodgers are the only two people to have won this series of awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
Hamisch is survived by his wife, Terre.