Oscar award winner, Andre Previn has been confirmed dead at 89, he was known for playing jazz piano to conducting the world’s elite orchestras died Thursday.
The prolific German-American musician who won four Oscars, 10 Grammys and a coveted Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement honour during his storied career also had his moments in the glare of the paparazzi’s flashbulbs.
One of his five wives was actress Mia Farrow, who had been married to Frank Sinatra when she met the musician.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the death this morning of our Conductor Emeritus Andre Previn,” the London Symphony Orchestra — where Previn once served as a principal conductor said in a statement.
“He will be hugely missed by everyone at the LSO and remembered with great affection. May he always play all the right notes in the right order.”
The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy awards gala, praised Previn’s “ability to effortlessly combine genres.”
“Andre was an incomparable talent, and his legacy will live on through his countless compositions.”