The death has been announced in the past hour of Elliott Schwarz, a widely recorded composer and sought-after university professor.
Dear friends and loved ones,
Today we remember the life of Elliott Schwartz. After a wonderful day of visits, phone calls, music and messages read aloud, he closed his eyes. Elliott died peacefully at 8:22 pm on December 7th surrounded by his family.
We are all buoyed and touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support. Feel free to pass along this email to anyone who might want to hear this news.
p.s. We love this photo of Elliott. Here he is after a good meal, undoubtedly planning his next piece.