The British songwriter and producer Leslie Bricusse, known for his creation of popular songs for stage and screen productions, died Tuesday at the age of 90.
His death in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France was announced on Instagram by his longtime friend, Dame Joan Collins -- the actress who once was married to Bricusse's frequent collaborator Anthony Newley (1931-1999). Collins called Bricusse “one of the giant songwriters of our time.”
The cause of death was not mentioned.
Bricusse was nominated for 10 Academy Awards (winning twice), nine Grammys (with one win) and four Tonys,