Oscar-winning French composer Michel Legrand dies, age 86

Oscar-winning French composer Michel Legrand dies, age 86
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Oscar-winning French composer Michel Legrand has died at age 86.

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French Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand has died at age 86, his spokesman said on Saturday. 

Legrand won his first Academy Award in 1969 for the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the film "The Thomas Crown Affair". 

After that, he won Oscars for his music in the 1972 film "Summer of '42'" and "Yentl" in 1984. 

Legrand passed away during the night, his spokesman told the AFP. 

During his career, the composer worked with the likes of Miles Davies, Ray Charles, Orson Welles, Jean Cocteau, Frank Sinatra, and Edith Piaf. 

He was scheduled to stage concerts in Paris this summer.

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