“You Light Up My Life” songwriter, facing rape charges, kills self

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May 22, 2011
Washington Post    
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"Joseph Brooks, the Academy Award-winning songwriter of 'You Light Up My Life' who was awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women, was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan apartment, police said. Brooks, 73, was discovered in his Upper East Side apartment around 12:30 p.m. by a friend with whom he had planned to have lunch, police spokesman Paul Browne said." (05/22/11)

 

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