Sad news has struck the world of Disney as Richard M. Sherman, the legendary songwriter behind some of the most iconic Disney songs, has passed away at the age of 95. Known for his masterful creations in “Mary Poppins” and the catchy tune of “It’s a Small World,” Sherman left an indelible mark on family entertainment.

According to a statement on Walt Disney’s official website, Sherman died from age-related illness at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The company paid tribute to Sherman’s incredible contributions, noting him as “one of the most prolific composer-lyricists in the history of family entertainment and a key member of Walt Disney’s inner circle of creative talents.”

Richard Sherman, along with his brother Robert B. Sherman, brought home two Oscars in 1965 for their work on “Mary Poppins,” winning Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” Their genius wasn’t just limited to the silver screen, as they also won a Grammy Award for Best Original Score for “Mary Poppins.”

In 2005, the Sherman brothers were rightfully inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and three years later, they were bestowed with the National Medal of the Arts at the White House. Their contributions to the world of entertainment have been recognized and celebrated widely, cementing their legacy.

Reflecting on Sherman’s impact, Disney CEO Bob Iger described him as “the embodiment of what it means to be a Disney Legend.” Iger remarked on the timeless nature of the Sherman brothers’ creations, from film scores to park attractions, noting how they have touched the hearts of generations.

As we bid farewell to Richard M. Sherman, we remember the joy his music brought to countless lives. We invite our readers to share their favorite Sherman Brothers’ songs and memories in the comments. Let’s celebrate the legacy that will continue to enchant audiences for generations to come.

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