Emmy-winning ‘Sesame Street’ composer Stephen J. Lawrence dead at 82

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Emmy-winning composer Stephen J. Lawrence, whose work on “Sesame Street” spanned decades, has died at age 82, the nonprofit organization behind the children’s series confirmed. The musician wrote “more than 300 beloved songs and scores” during his tenure with “Sesame Street,” the Sesame Workshop said Monday. “Thank you for bringing smiles, laughter, and the gift of music to our neighborhood,” the organization wrote in a Twitter tribute. A cause of death was not released for Lawrence, who died last Thursday in New Jersey, according to Entertainment Weekly. Lawrence worked on “Sesame Street” for…

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