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Great Pianist Mike Lang Suddenly Passed Away

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We just received the tragic news that American pianist and composer of many famous films, Mike Lang, unfortunately, passed away on August 5, 2022, at the age of 80.

May the beloved artist rest in heaven. Our team sends its thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends, and fans.

The heartbreaking death news was confirmed by the composer (The Legend of Vox Machina, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, StarCraft, Diablo) and artist, Neal Acree. He shared a statement on Twitter, writing, “Devastated to hear of pianist Mike Lang’s passing. One of if not the most recorded musicians in history, Mike’s talent was only exceeded by his warmth and kindness.”

His statement added, ” Our paths crossed at every stage of my career and in so many different ways. A huge loss to the music world.”

Writer Chris Hadley reacted to the sad news, saying, “RIP to the great pianist Mike Lang, Sending his family, friends, and collaborators all my love and condolences. He was an incredible artist whose style and skill enhanced many of the greatest pop songs and film scores ever recorded (one of them being John Barry’s BODY HEAT).”

Real name Michael Anthony Lang, he starred in over 2000 film scores. Lang received a bachelor of music at the University of Michigan in 1963 and soon started to study under Leonard Stein, George Tremblay, Pearl Kaufman, as well as Lalo Schifrin.

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Mike Lang Passed Away Due to Cancer

Although there is no official report about how Mike Lang passed away, some claimed he lost his life due to cancer. A user wrote that they just received word the pianist on all my film scores, legendary Mike Lang, passed away this morning of stage 4 lung cancer.”

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

He is well versed in different music forms, such as jazz, classical, pop, and R&B. Born on December 10, 1941, musician and songwriter, Mike played Piano, electric piano, organ, synthesizers, and keyboards.

His imprint on the music of the last 5 decades is undoubted; Although today is the milepost of the death of a great. Your talents and contributions will be missed.

Also on the same day, award-winning character actress known for her iconic roles in ‘Oro, Plata, Mata’, and ‘Bituing Walang Ningning, Cherie Gil’s cancer caused her passing at the age of 59, on Friday,  August 5, 2022.

Her nephew, actor Sid Lucero, confirmed the tragic death news. Actress-talent manager Annabelle Rama also first announced the news on Facebook, writing, “CHERIE GIL JUST PASSED AWAY AT 5 PM TODAY PLEASE PRAY FOR HER.”

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She and her parents Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil, and brothers Mark Gil (+) and Michael de Mesa, Cherie played in a showbiz clan and had an early beginning in entertainment; after that she received supporting roles in different movies before bagging the main role at the age of 15 in the film Problem Child, starring opposite her mother.

Beloved Cherie additionally starred in films including Manila by Night in 1980, Oro, Plata, Mata in 1982, and as Lavinia Arguelles in Bituing Walang Ninging in 1985, the film where the actress spoke the now-iconic line “you’re nothing but a second-rate, trying hard copycat!”


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