marvin hamlisch getty Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68Marvin Hamlisch, a world-famous composer responsible for scores and songs from movies like “The Sting” to “The Way We Were” and Tony-award winning musical “A Chorus Line,” has passed away at the age of 68, reports the AP.

Family spokesman Jason Lee says Hamlisch died Monday (Aug. 6) after a brief illness. No other details have been released at this time.

Hamlisch is a 12-time Oscar nominee, with wins coming in 1973 for “The Sting” and “The Way We Were.” He also earned seven Emmy nominations (with four wins), eight Golden Globe noms (with two wins), four Grammy nominations (with one win) and a Tony. This makes him one of only 11 people who have won an “EGOT” (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) and he is one of only two people who have won an EGOT and a Pulitzer Prize (composer Richard Rodgers is the other one).

Hamlisch is survived by wife of 25 years, Terre Blair.

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