On Tuesday, we lost legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch.
Since then, there has been an outpouring of fond farewells from friends and fans alike.
Fellow Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber was both. He said:
"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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