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American composer Marvin Hamlisch passes away

(Xinhua)

08:52, August 08, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch, who was well-known for composing scores of movies including "The Sting," "The Way We Were," has died in Los Angeles, the U.S. state of California. He was 68.

Hmalisch collapsed after a brief illness and died Monday, according to local media reports.

He composed more than 40 film scores, including original compositions and musical adaptations for movies such as "Sophie's Choice" and earned wide popularity for winning Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, one Tony award, plus one Pulitzer Prize and two Golden Globes.

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