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"Richard Sherman was the embodiment of what it means to be a Disney Legend, creating along with his brother Robert the beloved classics that have become a cherished part of the soundtrack of our lives," said Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Richard Sherman Mary Poppins


"Richard Sherman was the embodiment of what it means to be a Disney Legend, creating along with his brother Robert the beloved classics that have become a cherished part of the soundtrack of our lives," said Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company.


"We are forever grateful for the mark Richard left on the world, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family," Iger added.

The Sherman Brothers won two Academy Awards for their stylings in the 1964 classic film, "Mary Poppins" -- Best Score: Substantially Original and Best Original Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee."

"You don't get songs like 'Spoonful of Sugar' without a genuine love of life, which Richard passed on to everyone lucky enough to be around him," Pete Docter, chief creative officer, of Pixar Animation Studios, said in the release. "Even in his 90s he had more energy and enthusiasm than anyone, and I always left renewed by Richard's infectious joy for life."


The brothers were inducted as Disney Legends in 1990.

Richard's 65-year career was distinguished with nine Academy Award nominations, three Grammy Awards and 24 gold and platinum albums.

Disney theme park visitors around the world know Sherman for his cherished songs "It's a Small World," "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" and "The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room."

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