Francis Lai (1932 – 2018)

Posted: November 7, 2018 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

French composer Francis Lai has passed away at age 86. He is best known for his score for Arthur Hiller’s 1970 feature Love Story, for which he received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and also earned a Grammy Award nomination. Lai was also Golden Globe-nominated for his score and songs from Claude Lelouch’s 1966 drama A Man and a Woman and 1967 movie Live for Life. In 2014, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards. Among the composer’s other film scoring credits are Lelouch’s Bolero, David Hamilton’s Bilitis and Michael Winner’s I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname. Among his final scores were several projects directed by Lelouch, including the 2015 comedy drama Un + une, last year’s Everyone’s Life and the upcoming Les plus belles années, which will be released in French theaters in 2019.