Richard M. Sherman dead at 95: Disney songwriting legend behind Mary Poppins & It’s a Small World has died after illness

A DISNEY songwriting legend behind classics in Mary Poppins and It’s a Small World has died. Richard M. Sherman, 95, passed away following an age-related illness, it has been confirmed. APRichard M. Sherman passed away following an age-related illness on Saturday[/caption] APThe Disney songwriter was a nine-time Oscar winner[/caption] The nine-time Oscar winner died on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Beverly Hills. Songwriter Sherman was best known for the collaboration with his brother Robert B. Sherman on Mary Poppins hits “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Feed the Birds.” The duo also created “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Extremely talented, the brothers earned nine Oscars, two Grammy Awards and 23 gold and platinum albums. In 2008, they were awarded the National Medal of Arts at the White House by President George W. Bush. In May 2009, Disney released the documentary “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story”. Later that year, the company released “The Sherman Brothers Songbook,” covering 42 years’ worth of their songs. Robert Sherman died in 2012.

Richard M. Sherman dead at 95: Disney songwriting legend behind Mary Poppins & It’s a Small World has died after illness

A DISNEY songwriting legend behind classics in Mary Poppins and It’s a Small World has died.

Richard M. Sherman, 95, passed away following an age-related illness, it has been confirmed.

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Richard M. Sherman passed away following an age-related illness on Saturday[/caption]
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The Disney songwriter was a nine-time Oscar winner[/caption]

The nine-time Oscar winner died on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Beverly Hills.

Songwriter Sherman was best known for the collaboration with his brother Robert B. Sherman on Mary Poppins hits “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Feed the Birds.”

The duo also created “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Extremely talented, the brothers earned nine Oscars, two Grammy Awards and 23 gold and platinum albums.

In 2008, they were awarded the National Medal of Arts at the White House by President George W. Bush.

In May 2009, Disney released the documentary “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story”.

Later that year, the company released “The Sherman Brothers Songbook,” covering 42 years’ worth of their songs.

Robert Sherman died in 2012.