Dolly Parton lyricist passed away at 82

Cynthia Weil, 82, has passed away.

The well-known songwriter, who collaborated with her husband Barry Mann on songs including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” by the Righteous Brothers and “Here You Come Again” by Dolly Parton, passed away on June 23rd, according to her daughter Jenn Mann.

She said, “My mother, Cynthia Weil, was the best mother, grandmother, and wife our family could have.” “She was a pioneer for women in music, my closest confidante, and my partner in crime.”

Her widower, who co-wrote nearly 100 songs for celebrities like Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, and The Drifters with her, called Cynthia one of the “greatest songwriters” who ever lived and his “inspiration” in life.

He said, “I’m a lucky man. I had two for one: my wife and one of the greatest composers in history gave me inspiration and my soul.”

Because of her skill in creating meaningful songs that “touched the hearts” of millions of fans worldwide, friends of the late Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee acknowledged her as one of the most “iconic” composers of her time.

They reportedly told the magazine that “Cynthia Weil’s Grammy Award-winning lyrics touched the hearts and souls of hundreds of millions of people around the world, making her one of the most iconic songwriters of the 20th Century.’”

The group, which received the first-ever National Academy of Songwriters Life Achievement Award, last peaked with success for the rock group Hanson in 1997, when they released the Top 10 hit single “I Will Come to You,” shortly after releasing their lauded debut album “MMMBop.”