Rancho Mirage Obituaries

Rancho Mirage Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Rancho Mirage, CA

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  • Saturday Jul 18 | via Mi2n 

    Songwriter, Producer, Songwriter Hall Of Fame Induct...

    Acclaimed songwriter, producer, Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee and Oscar nominee Michael Masser passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his home in Rancho Mirage, CA with his beloved wife at his side after a long illness. Music legend Diana Ross offered these thoughts on Masser: "SENDING LOVE TO MICHAEL MASSER FAMILY I have so many fond memories of Michael Masser and I sitting together at a piano and him playing me his amazing creations.

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via Los Angeles Times 

    Michael Masser dies at 74; wrote hits for Diana Ross...

    Michael Masser, whose hit-making collaborations with Whitney Houston and Diana Ross helped catapult the pop divas to new heights and propelled him to songwriting fame, has died at his home in Rancho Mirage. He was 74. A stockbroker before switching to music, Masser died July 9 and had been deteriorating since a stroke three years ago, said Kurt Vitolo, his business manager.

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  • Wednesday Jul 15 | via Norwalk Citizen News 

    Composer Michael Masser, hit-maker for Houston, Ross...

    Composer Michael Masser , who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston 's biggest hits, has died. He was 74. His business manager, Kurt Vitolo , confirmed Tuesday that Masser died last week at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, following a long illness.

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  • Tuesday Jul 14 | via CBS Local 

    Composer Michael Masser, Hit-Maker For Houston, Ross...

    Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, died in July 2015. He was 74. LOS ANGELES - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died.

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  • Tuesday Jul 14 | via Los Angeles Times 

    Remembering Michael Masser, the songwriter who gave ...

    Listen to Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All," co-written and produced by Michael Masser, who died July 9. Listen to Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All," co-written and produced by Michael Masser, who died July 9. In 1985, Michael Masser co-wrote and produced four songs for Whitney Houston's smash-hit debut, three of which had the word "all" in their titles. Two years later, Masser penned another cut for Houston's follow-up album.

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  • Monday Jul 13 | via News Max 

    Michael Masser, Popular Songwriter of the '70s and '...

    Michael Masser, a songwriting legend in the 1970s and '80s, died in Rancho Mirage, California, on Thursday at age 74. Masser, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007, created hit songs for Diana Ross in the '70s and Whitney Houston in the '80s, according to The Desert Sun . He wrote two of Ross' biggest hits as a solo artist: "Touch Me in the Morning" and "Do You Know Where You're Going To?" which was the Academy Award-nominated theme from the movie, "Mahogany."

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  • Monday Jul 13 | via The Herald Democrat 

    Michael Masser, top songwriter of 1970s and '80s, di...

    Michael Masser, a songwriter who composed several No. 1 hits in the 1970s and 1980s and who helped launch the career of singer Whitney Houston by writing and producing some of her most popular songs, died July 9 at his home in Rancho Mirage, California.

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  • Saturday Jul 11 | via The Washington Post 

    Michael Masser, top songwriter of 1970s and '80s, di...

    Michael Masser, a songwriter who composed several No. 1 hits in the 1970s and 1980s and who helped launch the career of singer Whitney Houston by writing and producing some of her most popular songs, died July 9 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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  • Friday Jul 10 | via Billboard 

    Michael Masser, Songwriter for Whitney Houston &...

    Michael Masser, a songwriter, producer and composer who penned hits for Whitney Houston , Diana Ross and Gladys Knight , died in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on Thursday.

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  • Jun 26, 2015 | via Playbill 

    Patrick Macnee, Star of British TVs "The Avenge...

    Patrick Macnee, the insouciant British actor who gain famed as the suave star of the 1960s English spy series "The Avengers," died June 25 in Rancho Mirage, CA. He was 93. Decked out in suit, a steel-edged bowler hat and lethal umbrella, Mr. Macnee's Jonathan Steed was one of the most recognizable figures on '60s television.

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  • Jun 26, 2015 | via Bangor Daily News 

    'Avengers' TV Show Star Patrick Macnee Dies at 93

    Patrick Macnee, famous for his role on "The Avengers" British TV series, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 93. "Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories," a statement on the actor's website read.

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