The lights are shining a little dimmer on Broadway this afternoon: Marvin Hamlisch, the composer behind classics like A Chorus Line and Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were,” has passed away. The 68-year-old pianist, who had amassed countless Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, and Tonys over the course of his career, also added his touch to soundtracks for The Spy Who Loved Me and Sophie’s Choice. “He was a true musical genius, but above all that, he was a beautiful human being. I will truly miss him,” Streisand said in a statement released today. Watch Streisand perform “The Way We Were,” above, and leave your Marvin memories in the comments.
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