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He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Terre, a television producer.

Songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman, who collaborated on many songs with Hamlisch including “The Way We Were” and “Ordinary Miracles,” said: The world will miss his music, his humor, his genius. We will miss him every day for the rest of our lives.”

AP Music Writer Chris Talbott in Nashville, Tenn., and Jeff Wilson in Los Angeles contributed to this report.