Stephen Lawrence Death – Obituary, Sesame Street Composer Has Died At 82

By | January 4, 2022

Stephen Lawrence Death – Obituary – If you were a kid in the 1970s and your parents let you watch TV, you heard the music of Stephen Lawrence. From Muppets to major stars, Lawrence composed the music for hundreds of Sesame Street songs. He also served as music director for Free to Be… You and Me, the beloved children’s music album conceived and produced by actress Marlo Thomas, and composed songs for the project, including the title track, with the late lyricist Bruce Hart.

Stephen Lawrence Death – Obituary, Sesame Street Composer Has Died At 82

Lawrence died on December 30 at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, N.J. He was 82. His wife, Cathy Lawrence, tells NPR that he suffered “puzzling symptoms for years that got sharply worse in the last few months.”