Music Composer Andre Previn breathed his last breath at his home in Manhattan on Thursday. His manager confirmed his demise to New York Times yesterday.
The four-time Oscar-Winner composed music for dozens of movies, four of which he’d won Oscars for: Gigi, Porgy & Bess, Irma la Douce and My Fair Lady. He also recorded two albums with Dinah Shore and a collection of Christmas Carols, as well as George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Andre Kostelanetz.
The critics described the late composer as a “musical giant” and the “Mickey Mouse maestro”. Audiences best know him for his role as a jazz pianist who appeared with Ella Fitzgerald, among other music prodigies.
His management agency IMG Artists said in a statement: “In the recent years, he occupied his brilliant mind mostly with composing and worked tirelessly on new commissions until only a few days before his passing.”
Several of Previn’s new works will premiere “in the coming season”, it added.
The world will remember the 10 Grammys winner and receiver of honorary knighthood after his demise!