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SCL mourns Jerry Goldsmith

Thursday, July 22, 2004, Los Angeles, CA

The Society of Composers & Lyricists grieves the loss of our colleague, friend, legendery composer and SCL Advisory Board Member Jerry Goldsmith, who died last night at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Carol, children (including Jerry's son, composer & SCL Member Joel Goldsmith), grandchildren and a great-grandchild, along with many friends and colleagues who will deeply miss him. Funeral / memorial arrangements are yet to be announced.

From SCL President Dan Foliart: We have lost a dear colleague and a friend. Jerry truly personified the finest that we as composers could aspire to. He has touched so many lives with his immeasurable contribution to the film community and his music will forever be a testimonial to what we as composers and lyricists should strive for. We share our deep feelings of loss and grief with Jerry's family, and will be with them in spirit as they endure the difficult days ahead.

For some of the many credits of SCL Advisory Board Member Jerry Goldsmith, check the SCL website.

For the obituary on Jerry Goldsmith, check the website of the non-profit organization for film music preservation, Film Music Society.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310)641-0707. (see Thomas Guide page 672-H7)*. The services will be open to the public. (To read an article about this service, see Film Music Society. )

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following:

Jerry Goldsmith Scholarship Fund for Film Music Composition, c/o UCLA School of the Arts, Dean’s Office, Box #951427, Los Angeles, California 90095

The Jerry Goldsmith Memorial Fund for Cancer Research, c/o Tower Cancer Research Foundation, 9090 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, California 90212.

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