Sesame Street songwriter Stephen J. Lawrence dies at 82

Stephen J. Lawrence died on December 30, 2021, at a medical center in Belleville, New Jersey, USA.

This is reported by a source citing confirmation from his wife Cantor Cathy Lawrence.

At the moment, the cause of death has not been disclosed.

For 30 years, the composer wrote music for the children’s television show “Sesame Street”, for which he created more than 300 songs, and was also an arranger and conductor.

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Also, Lawrence worked on the children’s entertainment project Free to be … You and Me.

For his outstanding achievements in music and composition for his work on the show, he received three Emmy Awards.

In addition, the author wrote music for such films as “Bang the Drum Slowly,” (1973), “One Year Old Love” (1976), “Alice, Sweet Alice” (1976), “Sooner or Later” (1979), musicals and to theatrical performances.

Lawrence is survived by his wife Cantor Cathy Lawrence, daughter, grandson, and two stepsons.

Source: Variety

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