Mary Poppins and It’s a Small World songwriter Richard M. Sherman passes away at 95 from ‘age-related illness’

Mary Poppins and It’s a Small World songwriter Richard M. Sherman passes away at 95 from ‘age-related illness’

Richard M. Sherman – known for penning songs for films such as Mary Poppins – passed away at the age of 95 on Saturday. 

The songwriter – who notably collaborated with his brother Robert B. Sherman over the years – died due to an ‘age-related illness’ in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Disney announced. 

A funeral is set to take place later this month on Friday, May 31 at the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery located in Culver City, California. 

Richard is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Gluck, whom he tied the knot with in 1957. The two welcomed two children: Gregory and Victoria. He also shared another child, Lynda, from a previous marriage to Corrine Newman. 

During the course of his long-lasting career, Sherman received numerous accolades, including two Oscars and three Grammy Awards. 

Richard M. Sherman - known for penning songs for films such as Mary Poppins - passed away at the age of 95 on Saturday; seen in 2017 in Beverly Hills

Richard M. Sherman – known for penning songs for films such as Mary Poppins – passed away at the age of 95 on Saturday; seen in 2017 in Beverly Hills 

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