Songwriter Allee Willis, who wrote ‘Friends’ theme song, dies

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Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical "The Color Purple", as well as the theme song from the TV show “Friends” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” has died.

Her publicist told The New York Times the cause of death was a cardiac event.

Willis was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame back in 2018.

 

She won a Grammy more than 30 years ago and had been nominated for Tony and Emmy awards.

Willis grew up in Detroit on the sounds of Motown.

She was 72. 

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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