Tuesday, March 6, 2012

R.I.P. Robert Sherman

Very sad news last night. Disney legend Robert Sherman of the Sherman Brothers passed away. He co-wrote many of the most beloved songs of Disney's 1950's-70's era including "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" and "It's A Small World After All." He can be seen with his brother and Walt working on "There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" on the video loop that plays in the Carousel of Progress queue. He was 86.

From his son...
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.
I will write more about this incredible man I love and admire so much when I am better rested and composed. He deserves that.
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.

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