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Oscar-Winning Songwriter Dead in Apparent Suicide

Joseph Brooks was awaiting trial for rape

(Newser) - Joseph Brooks, the Academy Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life" who was awaiting trial for rape, was found dead today of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan apartment, police said. Brooks, 73, was discovered in his Upper East Side apartment around 12:30pm by a friend with... More »

Composer's Son Quizzed in NY Designer's Death

Sylvie Cachay found dead in Manhattan hotel tub

(Newser) - Swimwear designer Sylvie Cachay has been found dead in the bathtub of a luxury Manhattan hotel and police are questioning boyfriend Nicholas Brooks, son of You Light Up My Life songwriter Joseph Brooks. Police initially believed Cachay died from a drug overdose, but then discovered bruise marks on her neck... More »

Oscar Winner Hit With 82 Counts in 11 Rapes

Composer's female assistant will also be charged

(Newser) - The 71-year-old Oscar-winning composer of “You Light Up My Life,” busted yesterday for attacking women he lured to supposed auditions, is facing 82 counts of rape, sexual assault, and other charges, the New York Post reports. Joseph Brooks is now accused of raping 11 women, and investigators believe... More »

Oscar-Winning Songwriter Indicted in 6 Sex Attacks

Brooks penned 'You Light Up My Life'

(Newser) - Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks turned himself in to New York police today on suspicion of rape, the Post reports. Six women have accused Brooks of casting-couch sexual assault under the pretense of auditioning for movie roles. Brooks won Best Original Song in 1977 for You Light Up My Life, from... More »

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