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Famed composer Marvin Hamlisch has died in Los Angeles at the age of 68. A spokesman said he died from a brief illness, but other details are not being released. Hamlisch wrote music for more than 40 films. During his career, he won three Golden Globes, one Tony, four Emmys, and three Academy Awards, including one for The Sting. He also received a Pulitzer Prize for the long-running Broadway hit A Chorus Line. He had been scheduled to fly to Nashville this week to see a production of his hit musical The Nutty Professor.