Songwriter Allee Willis, who did 'Friends' theme, dies

Posted at 7:01 AM, Dec 26, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical "The Color Purple" as well as the theme song from the TV show "Friends" and Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," has died. She was 72.

Her publicist told The New York Times the cause of death was a cardiac event. Willis was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.

She won a Grammy more than 30 years ago and had been nominated for Tony and Emmy awards. Willis grew up in Detroit on the sounds of Motown.