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When did Marilyn Bergman pass away?

Marilyn Bergman
Marilyn Bergman

American songwriter and lyricist Marilyn Bergman has passed away.

Marilyn was half of the famous husband-wife duo who teamed with husband Alan Bergman on the hit singles, The Way We Were, and How Do You Keep the Music Playing? among others.

She was part of the success story of the Oscar-winning duo who produced hundreds of chart-topping songs.

The Bergmans, who married in 1958, were among the most enduring, successful, and productive songwriting partnerships, specializing in introspective ballades for film, television, and the stage that combined the romance of Tin Pan Alley with the polish of contemporary pop.

Her death took the world by surprise.

American singer Barbra Streisand tweeted: “Marilyn and Alan Bergman were like family, as well as brilliant lyricists. We met over 60 years ago backstage at a little nightclub,  and never stopped loving each other and working together. Their songs are timeless, and so is our love. May she rest in peace. With love, Barbra.”

American record producer Quincy Jones tweeted: “My dear, dear, beautiful Marilyn Bergman, to lose you this morning, so close to our brother Sidney, is just crushing me.  You, along with your beloved Alan, were the epitome of Nadia Boulanger’s belief that “an artist can never be more or less than they are as a human being.

The secret weapon to your songwriting…the unconditional love in your heart for your family, friends, and community.  Your lyrics are an extension of your being.

We shared so much of life together…songs, laughter, love, and hugs, and every minute was pure joy.  And when they ask “How Do You Keep The Music Playing,” I will always say ask Marilyn and Alan Bergman to write you the song.  RIP my sweet “Owl.”  Your songs will sing in our hearts forever xoxo Q.”

When did Marilyn Bergman pass away?

Marilyn Bergman passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at her Los Angeles home. She died aged 93.

Marilyn Bergman cause of death

Marilyn Bergman’s representative Jason Lee disclosed that she died of respiratory failure not related to Covid-19. Her husband was at her bedside when she died, the AP reports.

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