April 27, 2017  

Composer Jerry Bock Died of Heart Failure at 81

November 4, 2010 (7:07 am) GMT
The Tony Award winning composer passed away at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York on Wednesday morning, November 3.
Composer Jerry Bock Died of Heart Failure at 81

Tony Award winning composer Jerry Bock has died of heart failure, aged 81. He passed away at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York on Wednesday morning, November 3. Bock cemented his place in musical theater history after composing the score to "Fiddler on the Roof" with lyricist Sheldon Harnick.

The collaboration earned the two men Tonys in 1965. The pair took home Tony gold again in 1960, for the music and lyrics to "Fiorello!"

Bock was also nominated for Tonys in 1967 - for "The Apple Tree" - and again in 1971 - for "The Rothschilds". His other Broadway credits include "The Body Beautiful", "Mr. Wonderful" and "She Loves Me".

Bock made his Broadway debut in 1955 with lyricist Larry Holofcener, whom he met in college, on "To Catch a Star".

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kris Jenner Is Banning Pepsi From Her House
  2. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' May Be Johnny Depp's Last Disney Film
  3. Meghan Markle Involved in Nazi and Satanism Scandal
  4. Caitlyn Jenner Is Saving Her Vagina for Mr. Right
  5. PARTYNEXTDOOR Unfollows Zayn Malik, Deletes All Trace of Their Collab on Social Media
  6. Paris Jackson Wants to Save 'Reclusive' Aunt Janet Jackson Amid Split From Wissam Al Mana
  7. Is Gigi Hadid Taking Her Diet Too Far? Her Extreme Weight Loss Raises Concern
  8. Phoebe Tonkin and Paul Wesley Enjoy Intimate Dinner - Back On?