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The Tony Award-winning Broadway composer behind Hello, Dolly!who died in Miami, Florida on Dec. 27. Hey what 88.

Herman’s goddaughter confirmed his death from pulmonary complications to The Associated Press on Friday.

Born in New York City in 1931, the legendary composer worked on several iconic Broadway shows throughout his career, including Hello, Dolly! (1964) and La Cage aux Folles (1983) - both of which earned him Tony Awards for best musical. He was nominated a total of five times.

In addition to his Tony Awards, Herman also won two Grammy Awards for the cast album of Mame and song of the year for Hello, Dolly!

He is the only composer to have had three original Broadway productions running at the same time - Hello, Dolly !, Mame, other Dear World all ran from February to May in 1969.

He is survived by his partner, real estate broker Terry Marler.