Cynthia Weil is dead: Legendary songwriter dies at 82

  • By Madeline Halpert
  • BBC News, New York

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Cynthia Weil, the prolific songwriter behind “I’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” has died at the age of 82, according to US media.

her daughter Jane Man, TMZ said That her mother passed away Thursday night.

Mrs. Mann said she was “the greatest mother, grandmother, and wife our family could ever ask for.” “She was my best friend, confidante, partner in crime, idol, and pioneer for women in music.”

Weil’s cause of death is not given.

The Grammy Award winner is best known for a number of hit songs, including On Broadway, Make Your Own Kind of Music, Walking in the Rain, and Uptown.

She rose to prominence in the 1960s, when she co-wrote several songs with her husband, Barry Mann, to whom she was married for 62 years.

The pair met while working at the Brill Building song factory in Manhattan and formed a writing partnership. It was around this time that they collaborated on several records with producer Phil Spector, who gained fame decades later for killing Lana Clarkson in 2003.

Phil and Man eventually became one of the most popular songwriters during the advent of rock and roll.

They were invited to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

A native of New York, Will initially trained as an actress and dancer before discovering her passion for songwriting.

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