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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 »

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 »

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