Obit Richard Rodney Bennett

December 28, 2012 - 10:32 AM
FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2000 file photo Paul McCartney, second left, speaks with composers Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, left, Roxanna Panufnik, second right, and Judith Bingham before a benefit dinner for the Garland Appeal in New York. Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a British composer, pianist and arranger who was nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City at age 76. His publisher Novello & Co. said in a statement Friday Dec. 28, 2012 that Bennett died on Dec. 24 following a brief illness. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, file)