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Award- winning lyricist behind "Killing Me Softly" dead at 91

Hisdeath was revealed on Friday by BMI, which explained him as “a truly gifted and prolific writer” who will be significantly missed out on by buddies and fans at the music rights company.

TheBrooklyn native passed away at his house in Montecito, California, on December 19, his child Tony Gimbel informed The Hollywood Reporter.

NormanGimbel won an Academy Award for Best Original Song together with co-composer David Shire for Jennifer Warnes’ “It Goes Like It Goes” in the 1979 movie “Norma Rae”.

Helikewise composed Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly” with his long time partner Charles Fox, winning the Song of the Year Grammy in1973 The hit was later on notoriously covered by 1990 s hip hop group the Fugees.

Gimbel’s English lyrics for Brazilian bossa nova hit “The Girl from Ipanema,” which won the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965, made allure basic among the most covered tunes of perpetuity.

Thelyricist was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.

Writingon Facebook, among Gilbert’s co-writers Robert Folk, who worked together on about 15 tunes with him, stated: “Normanwas an amazing skill; fantastic in every method, and one who had actually effectively browsed every category in music.

” I keep in mind among many minutes with Norman so fondly, when after a playback through phone of a recently ended up tune for a popular filmmaker, he stated to me independently …

“‘Don’t ever tell them how easy this work is for us, and how much fun we’ve had writing these songs!…. Or else they’ll never pay us all this money again!'”

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