Johnny Mandel, Composer Who Wrote ‘Mash’ Theme Song, Dies at 94

Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter of “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Emily” and the theme from “Mash,” has died.

He was 94.“I was so sad to learn that a hero of mine, Johnny Mandel, passed away,” wrote Michael Buble on Twitter.

“He was a genius and one of my favorite writers, arrangers, and personalities.

He was a beast.”“A dear friend and extraordinary composer arranger and all-around brilliant talent, Johnny Mandel, just passed away,” wrote Michael Feinstein on Facebook.

“The world will never be quite the same without his humor, wit and wry view of life and the human condition.

He was truly beyond compare, and nobody could write or arrange the way he did.

Lord will we miss him.

Let’s celebrate him with his music! He would like that.”Mandel was considered one of the finest arrangers of the second half of the 20th century, providing

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