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Allee Willis, songwriter of Friends theme died


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

26th Dec, 2019. 04:56 pm
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Allee Willis

A songwriter, Allie Willis, has died at the age of 72 years. Her work entails theme song for the Friends and Earth, a TV show, September, and Wind & Fire.
Her publicist mentioned a cardiac event as her death cause on Tuesday.
It has not been told where she was at the time of death. However, she was living in Los Angeles.
In 2018 she was inducted into Songwriters Hall of Frame – it was around more than 30 years after winning a Grammy for co-writing Patti LaBelle’s ‘Stir It Up’ for the soundtrack of Beverly Hills Cop.
She was nominated, being a co-writer of the music for The Color Purple. However, she didn’t win.
Her name was also nominated for and Emmy for the Friends theme song, ‘I’ll Be There for You.’ Rembrandts performed; however, lost to Star Trek: Voyager theme.
Her work includes hundreds of songs, entailing Sister Sledge, pieces for Ray Charles, and Cyndi Lauper.
She told “I, very thankfully, have a few songs that will not go away but they’re schlepping along 900 others.”
Her upbringing was done in Detroit, wherein she grew on the Motown sounds. Even though she never took the music playing training. Every weekend she used to visit studios. Her love for music took her to the Motown studios .
She further told “I would sit on the lawn, you could watch everyone come in. But most importantly, you could hear through the walls, which is how I became a songwriter.”
She is survived by Prudence Fenton, her partner.

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