SNL music producer Hal Willner dies aged 64 ‘after struggling coronavirus signs’

LEGENDARY Saturday Night time Reside music producer Hal Willner died Tuesday on the age of 64 after displaying signs in keeping with the coronavirus.

Willner chosen music for SNL since 1980 and likewise produced albums for Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull, who’s being handled for COVID-19.

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He had not been identified with the coronavirus, however mentioned on March 28 that he was bed-ridden on the Higher West Facet in Manhattan.

“I at all times needed to have a primary – however not this,” he tweeted, together with an illustrated map of the US.

The map appeared to spotlight New York, which has been hit laborious in the course of the pandemic.

Willner can be identified for curating numerous tribute albums, beginning with “Amarcord Nino Rota” in 1981.

He recruited a wide range of artists for tributes, together with Sting, Keith Richards and Ringo Starr.

Willner’s closing tweet on March 29 wished ailing nation singer John Prine properly.

Prine, who had contracted the coronavirus, additionally died Tuesday.

John Mulaney, a slapstick comedian who labored as a author on SNL, posted a shifting tribute to Willner.

“Hal,” Mulaney wrote in a sequence of tweets.

“I like you. I appreciated you in my life a lot.

“After I obtained horrible evaluations you despatched me a full electronic mail of Lou Reed quotes on find out how to view critics.

“It meant a lot to me. You modified my mind-set on find out how to make stuff. You made what you needed w/ the individuals you liked.

“Bye Hal.”

Mulaney added: “P.S. You really liked life fully and lived it intensely and I do know you’ll discover it humorous that it took a world pandemic to take you away.


“I’m going to overlook you numerous.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wrote that she was “completely devastated to get this information about my bizarre and beautiful pal, Hal.”

Wrote Adam Sandler: “RIP HAL WILLNER. An unimaginable one that so many people will miss. Love u pal.”

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