Another well-known and talented star finished the final chapter of her life today. Marilyn Bergman, who ruled over the hearts of her fans with her beautifully written lyrics, died at the age of 93.
Marilyn Bergman is an American lyricist and songwriter, and she’s married to Alan Bergman since 1958. They have written the music and lyrics for many Television shows, films, and stage musicians.
According to her representative, the Oscar-winning lyricist took her final breath due to respiratory failure. She died in the arms of her husband as her fans were told that her husband was at her bedside.
Bergman was the first woman president and chairman of the board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), a post she held from 1994 to 2009.
She was Oscar-nominated with her husband, Alan Bergman 16 times, and won three.
The beautiful bond among the Bergmans maintained till her final breath and gave a beautiful meaning to the vows ‘Till death do us part.’ The wonderful couple will be known for their exquisite love and unimaginable bond throughout the years. They did a lot of work together throughout the years, and some of their most touching songs were The Way We Were, Windmills of Your Mind, and the soundtrack to Streisand’s Yentl, for which they received three Oscars.
Bergman hit songs :
Never say Never again
Summer of ’42
The way we were (and many more)
Her Daughter said: “She has been declining for the last couple of years, and in the last several weeks, it was clear that she was getting ready to leave, and she died very peacefully without any pain or struggle,” Julie Bergman told CNN in a phone call. “My father and I were with her, and it was beautiful, and she looked beautiful, and it was very peaceful.”
Bergman had “some pneumonia which leads to respiratory failure in patients like this,” her Daughter said.
Streisand reacted to the news of Bergman’s death in a statement on Twitter, saying 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,” Streisand said. “May she rest in peace.”
The songwriter Paul Williams, the current ASCAP president, and chairman, called Bergman “one of the greatest lyricists who ever lived” and a “brilliant songwriter who together with her husband … gave us some of the most beautiful and enduring lyrics of all time.”
“She was a tireless and fierce advocate for music creators not only during her term as president and chairman of ASCAP but throughout her life,” Williams said in a statement. “Our community will miss her intelligence, her wit, and her wisdom.”