What an unlikely but sweet story!
According to TMZ, Lopez floated about
On Tuesday, we lost legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch.
Since then, there has been an outpouring of fond farewells from friends and fans alike.
"I only heard of Marvin Hamlisch's death this morning whilst I was on holiday. I am still reeling. I saw him but six months ago.
Although I knew Marvin before, I became a friend though a USA TV chat show when he was at the height of his Chorus Line, witty performing fame. No one knew who I was. Marvin went to the piano, played some of my melodies and said to the studio audience 'This is who Andrew is.'
No one other than a brilliant talent and a supremely generous composer and performer would have done that. We became firm friends ever since. Farewell Singular Sensation."
Beautiful words from a man normally known for his melodies.
Thank you, Sir Andrew.
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