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Leslie Bricusse, “Feeling Good” Songwriter, Dies at 90

Leslie Bricusse is dead.

The actor who is famous for his work as the songwriter and composer the theme songs for films like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Doctor Dolittle, died in his sleep on Tuesday morning. This was confirmed by his agent to BBC News.

A bit about him per Pitchfork:

Bricusse won two Oscars—Best Original Song for Doctor Dolittle’s “Talk to the Animals” from 1968 and Best Original Score for his Henry Mancini for Victor/Victoria in 1983. His songbook includes “Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka, the Nina Simone classic “Feeling Good,” and the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice.

He was 90.

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