Pianist Roger Williams- "Autumn Leaves", "Born Free" and many other songs to live on forever.
Not a lot I like about the New York Times, but they said it well...
"...melodies of the last half of the 20th century, among them “A Time for Us,” “The Impossible Dream,” “On a Clear Day,” “Hello, Dolly!” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and “Lara’s Theme” from “Dr. Zhivago. ...”
The headline about his death on Fark may not have been politically correct, but funny none the less. "You know what I really hate? Dying" I remember watching him rant every Sunday night on TV while I was growing up. Sometimes funny, sometimes not, most people never changed the channel until he was done.