On March 6th, 2012, the musical world was saddened to learn the death of Robert Bernard Sherman, a savant songwriter who was well known for his works with various Disney films and productions. Sherman died at the age of 86, and was announced to the world via his son Jeff’s Facebook statement provided below:
“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.”
Robert B. Sherman worked closely with his brother Richard M. Sherman on most of his productions, and is most well known for songs included in Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The song that Robert has received the most recognition for is the catchy tune of It’s A Small World (After All).
I have provided some sentimental tweets from the Twitter community as they say their goodbye to this unique and talented songwriter.
RIP Robert Sherman. Disney has lost one of its Legends, and millions of us have lost a genius who scored the soundtrack of our youths.
RIP musical genius Robert Sherman. Thank you for inspiring my childhood ?
RIP Robert Sherman…a Disney music legend. What would Disney have been without him? He has forever made his mark on history. God bless him.
Our small world must say goodbye to Robert B. Sherman. You have made us all happier just by being a part of it.
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