Composer Marvin Hamlisch reportedly died of lung cancer. The legend has also suffered from brain damage leading up to the weeks before his death but ultimately succumbed to lung failure, this according to his death certificate.
TMZ has obtained the document, filed in Los Angles, which shows Hamlisch died on August 6th primarily from respiratory arrest (lung failure) … caused by a combination of anoxic brain encephalopathy (failure of oxygen to reach the brain) and hypertension (high blood pressure).
The document alos show that Hamlisch suffered from A.B.E, although it’s unclear if he knew of his condition or exhibiting symptoms. Hamlisch also won two Academy Awards for composing the music for,
”The Way We Were” and one Oscar for “The Sting.” He also worked on music for “Sophie’s Choice,” “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “A Chorus Line.”
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