Javed Akhtar age 70 Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo
Lorenz Hart Died at 48 (1895-1943) Lorenz Milton Hart was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Some of his more famous lyrics include "Blue Moon," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady
Marc Shaiman age 56 Marc Shaiman is an Grammy, Emmy, Tony winning, and multi Oscar nominated American composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television, and theatre. He is perhaps best known for writing
Richey Edwards Died at 41 (1967-2008) Richard James Edwards was a Welsh musician who was lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. He was known for his politicised and intellectual songwriting
Babbu Maan age 40 Babbu Maan is a singer-songwriter, actor, producer, composer and film director.
Vinicius de Moraes Died at 67 (1913-1980) Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes, also known as Vinícius de Moraes and nicknamed O Poetinha, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Lydia Cruz de Moraes and Clodoaldo Pereira da Silva
Chris Morris age 69 Christopher Morris is a musician, singer/song-writer, guitarist and composer born in New York in 1946. He is also well known as an author and defense policy expert. Christopher Morris created the
Farhan Akhtar age 41 Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up under
Ogden Nash Died at 69 (1902-1971) Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, The New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the
Alan Jay Lerner Died at 68 (1918-1986) Alan Jay Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre
Salil Chowdhury Died at 72 (1923-1995) Salil Chowdhury was an Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi and Malayalam films. He was also a poet and a playwright. He is affectionately called Salilda by his admirers. His
Dasari Narayana Rao age 71 Dasari Narayana Rao, is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more than
Warren Casey Died at 53 (1935-1988) Warren Casey was an American theatre composer, lyricist, writer, and actor. He is best known for being the writer and composer, with Jim Jacobs, of the stage and film musical Grease.
Laurent Ruquier age 52 Laurent Ruquier is a French television and radio host, producer, and satirical comedian. He is also a lyricist, writer, playwright and producer of shows, and owns his own theatre.
Renato Russo Died at 36 (1960-1996) Renato Russo was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. His first band was a punk rock band called "Aborto Elétrico". The band then broke up and split in two different ones: "Capital
Himesh Reshammiya age 42 Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian music director, singer, film actor, television producer, lyricist, film producer, film writer and distributor.
Aberjhani age 58 Born in the United States, Aberjhani was educated at several American colleges according to his posted CVs and served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves for almost a decade. His writing career started
Chad Beguelin age 46 Chad Beguelin is an American playwright and four-time Tony Award nominee. He wrote the book for Disney's Aladdin, as well as additional lyrics for the score. He was nominated for Best Original Book
Vijay Antony age 40 Vijay Antony is an Indian film composer.
Canibus age 41 Germaine Williams better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican-American rapper, actor and member of The Hrsmn, Sharpshooterz, Cloak N Dagga, The Undergods, and one-half of T.H.E.M. Canibus
Oscar Hammerstein II Died at 65 (1895-1960) Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and two Academy
Paul Weller age 57 Paul Weller is a film score composer.
Van Morrison age 70 George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his
Johnny Mercer Died at 67 (1909-1976) John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He was also a co-founder of Capitol Records. He is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. He was
Epic Mazur age 45 Epic Mazur is an American vocalist, rapper, and record producer. He is best known as a founder and frontman of Crazy Town.
Scott Wittman age 60 Scott Wittman is an American director, lyricist, and writer for Broadway, concerts, and television. Wittman was raised in Nanuet, New York, graduated high Nanuet Senior High School in 1972 and
John Perry Barlow age 68 John Perry Barlow is an American poet and essayist, a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and a cyberlibertarian political activist who has been associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties.
Dick Scanlan age 55 Dick Scanlan is an American librettist, writer, and actor.
Gulzar age 81 Sampooran Singh Kalra, known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and film director. Born in Jhelum District in British India, his family moved to India after partition. He
Vairamuthu age 62 Vairamuthu is a Tamil poet and lyricist. Vairamuthu began his lyricist career through the Tamil film Soolam directed and produced by Oscar Movies M Baskar.Debuting in the film Nizhalgal with the
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Died at 78 (1832-1910) Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always
Akiva Schaffer age 38 Akiva D. "Kiv" Schaffer is an American writer for Saturday Night Live, film director, songwriter, member of The Lonely Island and actor.
Joe Young Died at 50 (1889-1939) Joe Young was a lyricist. He was born in New York. Young was most active from 1911 through the late-1930s, beginning his career working as a singer and songplugger for various music publishers. During
Ira Gershwin Died at 87 (1896-1983) Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. With George he wrote more
Wojciech Młynarski age 74 Wojciech Młynarski is a Polish singer, songwriter and translator. A well known figure on the Polish musical scene, he is most famous for his ballads and what is known as sung poetry, as well as for
Tim McIlrath age 37 Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against. McIlrath is
Yevgeniy Yevtushenko age 83 Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko is a Soviet and Russian poet. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, and editor, and a director of several films.
Jim Dale age 80 Jim Dale, MBE, is an English actor, voice artist, and singer-songwriter. He is best known in the United Kingdom for his many appearances in the Carry On series of films and in the US for narrating the
Abo El Seoud El Ebiary Died at 59 (1910-1969) Abo El Seoud El Ebiary was an Egyptian comic screenwriter, playwright, lyricist, and journalist. He wrote for journalism in the 1950s in "Al Kawakeb" or "The Planets" and "Ahl
P. Bhaskaran Died at 83 (1924-2007) Pulloottupadathu Bhaskara Menon, better known as P. Bhaskaran, was a famous Malayalam poet and lyricist of Malayalam film songs. He penned more than 3000 songs for about 250 films. He also directed 44
Gulshan Kumar Mehta Died at 72 (1937-2009) Gulshan Bawra was an actor and lyricist.
Andy Razaf Died at 78 (1895-1973) Andy Razaf was an American poet, composer and lyricist of such well-known songs as "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose".
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Yip Harburg Died at 85 (1896-1981) Yip Harburg was a lyricist, screenwriter, and film score composer.
Sathyan Anthikkad age 60 Sathyan Anthikad is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist best known for his family based Malayalam films. Sathyan has created many critical and commercially successful films, especially
Tamer Hosny age 38 Tamer Hosny is an Egyptian singer, actor, composer, director, songwriter. Hosny first came to attention, when he appeared on mix tapes with other Egyptian artists. He launched his solo career with the
Tuomas Holopainen age 39 Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band
Willy Russell age 68 William "Willy" Russell is a British dramatist, lyricist and composer. His best-known works are Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers and Our Day Out.
Tim Rice age 71 Sir Timothy Miles Bindon "Tim" Rice is a British lyricist and author. An Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning lyricist, Rice is best known for his
Neelesh Misra age 42 Neelesh Misra is a film score composer and lyricist.