RIP - Robert Sherman

Songwriter Robert Sherman has died at the age of 86.

A lot of you will hear this name and probably not know who he is, but it is his music that you remember and love so much. He wrote many of Disney's most famous songs, including 'It's A Small Word (After All)' and 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious', so it truly is a huge loss.

Robert's son Jeffrey confirmed the passing of the Disney songwriter yesterday (March 5) in a post on Facebook.
"I have very sad news to convey," he said. "My Dad, Robert B Sherman, passed away tonight in London.He went peacefully after months of truly valiantly fending off death. He loved life and his dear heart finally slowed to a stop when he could fight no more."
He added: "He wanted to bring happiness to the world and, unquestionably, he succeeded. His love and his prayers, his philosophy and his poetry will live on forever. Forever his songs and his genius will bring hope, joy and love to this small, small world.  I love you, Dad."
He and his co-writer (and brother) Richard, were given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1976 and won two Academy Awards in 1965 for their work on the Disney Classic Mary Poppins, picking up Oscars for 'Best Original Song' for 'Chim Chim Cher-ee' and 'Best Original Score'.

I am a huge fan of all Disney films, and what made them so special was the magical music that went along with it, so this news has truly saddened me. 

RIP Robert Sherman.