Sad news to report to you today. We’ve been informed that Robert B. Sherman passed away at his London home on Monday. He was 86 years old.

While the exact details about his death have not been released, his son Jeff posted a statement on Facebook announcing his fathers passing. Jeff said, “He went peacefully after months of truly valiantly fending off death. He loved life and his dear heart finally slowed to a stop when he could fight no more.”

Robert, along with brother Richard, wrote and composed scores of popular music for Disney films such as Mary Poppins and Winnie the Pooh as well as getting one of the most catchy tunes of all time “It’s a Small World” stuck in everyone’s subconscious for the rest of our lives.

Robert moved from Beverly Hills, CA to London in 2002 and continued to collaborate with Brother Richard on a number of projects throughout the years.

The Sherman Brothers were honored with a window on Main Street USA inside of Disneyland on March of 2010 (one of the highest honors that Disney bestows).

If you’d like to know more about the lives of the Sherman Brothers, I highly recommend picking up a copy of  “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story” from Amazon.com  You can purchase a copy by clicking this link.