Cynthia Weil, a renowned songwriter, passes away at age 82.
The song “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” was written by the prolific Cynthia Weil, who passed away at the age of 82, according to US media.
Jenn Mann, her daughter, confirmed her mother’s passing to TMZ on Thursday night.
The best wife, mother, and grandmother our family could have ever asked for, according to Ms. Mann “She was my closest confidante, my crime-fighting partner, and a role model for women in music as well as my best friend.”
The cause of death is still not clear.
The “Grammy-winning artist” was well-known for a number of popular songs, such as Uptown, Make Your Own Kind of Music, Walking in the Rain, and On Broadway.
She became well-known in the 1960s when she and her long-term partner, Barry Mann, to whom she was married for 62 years, co-wrote numerous hits and achieved success.
While employed at the Manhattan Brill Building song factory, the two connected and started writing together. Around this time, they worked on several records with producer Phil Spector, who would become well-known decades later for the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson.
In the end, two of their generation’s best-known songwriters were Weil and Mann.
They received invitations to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.
Along with Dolly Parton, Carole King, Neil Diamond, and The Monkees, the duo collaborated with some of the most well-known artists in the US.
Weil, a native of New York, received her acting and dance training before deciding to pursue her true calling as a songwriter.