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Norman Gimbel, the award-winning lyricist, is 91 years old

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Norman Gimbel, the Oscar-winning grammy winner and lyricist, has died at the age of 91, his family announced.

Gimbel's work with Killing Me Softly along with his song – Roberta Flack, Fugees and others engraved – and the theme of Happy Days.

The band wrote the fifth fifth melody in English, The Girl from Ipanema.

Gimbel died on December 19 in Montecito, California, where his son was told by Tony Gimbel The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the music rights organization, the GMI said it was "very sad" to report Gimbel's death. He was nominated as "Most authentic and fertile writer", losing many friends and fans.

Norman Gimbel was born in Brooklyn and worked with composers David Blum and Edwin H Morris. His first success was the text of Andy Williams's 1956 letter with the only Sunset in Canada.

His most popular work was on film and television, such as Laverne & Shirley, Wonder Woman and HR Puffnstuff.

Gimbel made long-term collaboration with Charles Fox and won two Grammy Awards in 1973 with Killing Me Softly.

David Shire and his composer, It Goes Like It Goes, received the Best Foreign Song Award in 1997, directed by Jennifer Warnes in the Norma Rae.

In 1984, he entered the Gimbel Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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