Tags: you | light | up | life | you light up my life songwriter | joseph brooks dead | you light up my life writer dead

"You Light Up My Life" Songwriter Joseph Brooks Dead

Monday, 23 May 2011 10:03 AM

Oscar-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks was found dead after an apparent suicide in his Manhattan apartment Sunday. A friend, who Brooks was scheduled to have lunch with, found him in his apartment. Police say a suicide note was also found.
The songwriter won the Academy Award for best song in 1977 for his romantic hit “You Light Up my Life.”
The 73-year-old was awaiting trial on sexual assault charges stemming from 91 charges of assaulting over 12 women during staged movie auditions in his apartment. He had previously denied all charges.
 Prosecutors alleged that during these staged auditions, Brooks would tell women that they were playing the role of a prostitute and ask them to perform sex acts. Some women believed that they may have also been drugged.
Assault charges included counts of rape, sexual abuse, criminal sexual act and assault.  

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
Get me on Fast Features
Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved