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“His natural grace at the piano, his humor and his elegant style in many genres of music delighted and charmed audiences, and impressed his fellow musicians the world over.” _ Dallas Symphony Orchestra in a statement.

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“Today, we lost a world class virtuoso and native New Yorker whose music brought stages and screens to life from Broadway to Hollywood and all points in between. As a child of immigrants, Marvin’s life was a great New York success story.” _ New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Marvin was much beloved in our community. He was generous with his time and wonderful at reaching out to make the art of songwriting and film scoring accessible to people outside of the profession. He had the special gift of melody, and we are all the richer for it.” _ Charles Bernstein, a film composer and member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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“He was more than our collaborator. He was our beloved friend. He was family. The world will miss his music, his humor, his genius. We will miss him every day for the rest of our lives.” _ Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

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Marvin Hamlisch’s accomplishments in the theatre and film worlds are legendary. He left an everlasting mark with the groundbreaking `A Chorus Line,’ one of my personal favorites. His legacy leaves us with a treasury of songs and stories that will always be familiar to theatregoers as they stir up meaningful and heartfelt emotions.” _ Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League.

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“My husband, Larry, and I will always remember him as the good friend who was always there to say yes to any worthy cause. Generous beyond measure. I will miss him deeply.” _ Actress-singer Lucie Arnaz.

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Marvin Hamlisch was a musical genius. He was also very, very funny, extremely bright and a wonderful and loyal friend. I am shocked at his passing; he was always so completely alive and filled with energy.” _ Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, who wrote the lyrics to “Nobody Does It Better.”