Songwriter Robert Sherman has passed away Monday evening in London, according to his son Jeff on Facebook.
Sherman was best known for penning the Disney songs â€œItâ€™s a Small World After Allâ€ and â€œSupercalifragilisticexpialidocious.â€
His other songs were incorporated into other Disney movies, including â€œThe Jungle Book,â€ â€œThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh,â€ â€œChitty Chitty Bang Bang,â€ and â€œThe Slipper and the Rose.â€
He was the winner of two Academy Awards in 1965 for Best Original Song for â€œChim Chim Cher-eeâ€ in â€œMary Poppinsâ€ and the Best Music Score â€“ Substantially Original for â€œMary Poppins.â€ In that same year, he earned a Grammy for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture of Television Show for â€œMary Poppins.â€
Here is the sonâ€™s posting via Facebook:
Hello to family and friends,
I have very sad news to convey.Â
My Dad, Robert B. Sherman, passed away tonight in London. He went peacefully after months of truly valiantly fending off death. He loved life and his dear heart finally slowed to a stop when he could fight no more.Â
I will write more about this incredible man I love and admire so much when I am better rested and composed. He deserves that.Â
In the meantime, please say a prayer for him. As he said, he wanted to bring happiness to the world and, unquestionably, he succeeded. His love and his prayers, his philosophy and his poetry will live on forever. Forever his songs and his genius will bring hope, joy and love to this small, small world.Â
I love you, Dad.
Check out some of Shermanâ€™s songs below:
Source: The Hollywood Reporter