Richard M. Sherman, renowned for his collaboration with his late brother Robert on iconic songs for the 1964 Disney classic “Mary Poppins” and the timeless anthem “It’s a Small World,” has passed away at the age of 95.

The Walt Disney Company confirmed the news, highlighting Sherman as “one of the most prolific composer-lyricists in the history of family entertainment” and an integral part of Walt Disney’s creative circle.

Actress Debbie Reynolds poses with Academy Awards winners for best music Richard M. Sherman, right, and Robert Sherman, left, who received the award for "Mary Poppins" in Santa Monica, Calif., April 5, 1965.

Sherman’s demise occurred on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, due to age-related illness.

His contributions to “Mary Poppins” earned him two Oscars in 1965 for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” Together with his brother, Sherman received seven additional Oscar nominations in the 1970s for their work on other Disney films like “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Bedknobs and Broomsticks.” Additionally, he secured a Grammy Award for Best Original Score for “Mary Poppins.”

Richard M. Sherman, 'Mary Poppins' and 'It's a Small World' Songwriter, Dies  at 95

Beyond films, the Sherman brothers left an indelible mark on Disney theme park attractions, composing memorable tunes like “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” and “The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room.” However, their most enduring contribution remains “It’s a Small World,” hailed as a universal hymn for peace.

Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, described Richard Sherman as the epitome of a Disney Legend, underscoring the profound impact of the Sherman Brothers’ creations on multiple generations. He extended heartfelt condolences to Sherman’s family, acknowledging the enduring legacy he leaves behind.

Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman, Songwriter Behind 'Mary Poppins', Dead at  95