Dolly Parton’s top songwriter Cynthia Weil dead at 82
Dolly Parton’s top songwriter Cynthia Weil died at 82: she wrote the country singer’s hit single Here You Come Again and also collaborated with The Drifters and The Righteous Brothers
Legendary songwriter Cynthia Weil passed away on Thursday at the age of 82 TMZ.
Weil is known for writing hits such as Dolly Parton’s Here You Come Again, On Broadway by The Drifters, as well as You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers.
The star’s daughter, Jenn Mann, 58, aka psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Mann on VH1’s Couples Therapy, shared a heartfelt message about her late mother to TMZ.
Cynthia, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, welcomed Jenn with husband and fellow songwriter, Barry Mann, 84, to whom she tied the knot in 1961.
“My mother, Cynthia Weil, was the best mother, grandmother and wife our family could ever wish for,” said Jenn. “She was my best friend, confidante and partner in crime and an idol and pioneer for women in music.”
Saying goodbye: Legendary songwriter, Cynthia Weil, passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, TMZ reported; seen in 2016 in Hollywood
Her boyfriend: Weil is known for writing hits like Dolly Parton’s Here You Come Again, On Broadway by The Drifters, and also You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers. Dolly seen in May
Fame game: Seen with Taylor Swift and Barry Mann in 2016
Her family and loved ones also informed the outlet, “Cynthia Weil’s Grammy award-winning lyrics touched the hearts and souls of hundreds of millions of people around the world, making her one of the most iconic songwriters of the 20th century.”
Her husband, Barry, said, “I’m a lucky man. I had two for one, my wife and one of the greatest songwriters in the world, my soul and inspiration.”
The two lovebirds, who were married for over 60 years, also wrote songs together during their successful careers.
Born in 1940 in upstate New York, Cynthia began her training as an actress and dancer until she found her passion for songwriting.
After a number of hits, Weil was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and later became a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in 2010 along with husband Barry Mann.
Besides writing hits, the songwriter also jumped into the movie business and is known for writing Somewhere At There which appeared in the 1986 movie titled An American Tail.
Going back: Mann and Weil in 1969 London