Allee Willis, composer of the hit song of the series of american comedy Friends, died Tuesday at the age of 72, announced this Wednesday his partner Prudence Fenton. "Rest in Boogie Wonderland, November 10, 1974 - December 24, 2019," wrote Fenton on his account of Instagram, alongside a photo of Willis, in reference to the hit of 1979, which he co-wrote for the group Earth, Wind and Fire.
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Rest In Boogie Wonderland Nov 10,1947-December 24, 2019
The composer died Tuesday as a result of heart failure, according to published The New York Times, citing her publicist. Willis didn't know to play instruments, but he learned how to compose by listening to the melodies that drifted through the walls of the studios Motown in Detroit, the city in which he grew up. "I am very grateful to have some songs that will not forget", had said Willis in an interview.
In the account of Instagram's own Willis published the screenshot of an article about his death, along with the caption: "We are extremely surprised and devastated by to share this news."
in Addition to I'll Be There For You -the hit theme from Friends, which he wrote in collaboration with the authors of the series, David Crane and Marta Kauffman - Willis composed several songs for Earth, Wind and Fire as September. It was registered in the Hall of Fame of Composers in 2018.
he Won two Grammy awards for his work in the band sonora Superdetective en Hollywood (1986), and by the music of the film The color purple (2016).
Updated Date: 26 December 2019, 07:00