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Grammy-winning songwriter Cynthia Weil dies at 82

As of now, there are no details about the cause of her death.

June 2, 2023 1:02pm

Updated: June 2, 2023 1:09pm

Grammy-award winning lyricist Cynthia Weil passed away at age 82, reports confirmed on Friday. 

Weil and her husband Barry Mann teamed up on writing hit songs such as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "On Broadway," "Walking in the Rain" and “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” plus many more for artists and groups like the Drifters, the Ronettes, Dolly Parton and B.J. Thomas, according to Deadline

Weil and Mann were married for 62 years. They met while working at the legendary “Brill Building” in Manhattan and began to collaborate. Also working out of the Brill Building were Carole King and Gerry Goffin, another great songwriting couple who became both friends and rivals with Weil and Mann. 

Interdependence Public Relations, which represents Mann's daughter, Dr. Jenn Mann, confirmed Weil's death on Friday. 

As of now, there are no details about the cause of her death. 

Weil and Mann also wrote one of rock's first anti-drug songs, "Kicks," which was a major hit for Paul Revere and the Raiders in the 1960s.

The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Rock & Roll hall of fame in 2010.

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