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Conductor Richard Hayman Dies

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St. Louis Pops Conductor Richard Hayman, shown in this undated file photo,  has died at the age of 93 in New York on February 5, 2014. Hayman also served as chief arranger for the Boston Pops for more than 30 years. UPI/St. Louis Symphony

St. Louis Pops Conductor Richard Hayman, shown in this undated file photo, has died at the age of 93 in New York on February 5, 2014. Hayman also served as chief arranger for the Boston Pops for more than 30 years. UPI/St. Louis Symphony

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Richard Hayman, longtime pops conductor for the St. Louis Symphony and other symphonies around North America, has died.

The St. Louis Symphony says Hayman died Wednesday. He was 93 and had been recently placed in hospice care in New York, but a cause of death was not released.

Hayman became the symphony’s principal pops conductor in 1976. He held similar posts in Detroit, Hartford, Conn., and in Calgary and London in Canada.

Hayman was chief arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra for more than 30 years, under both Arthur Fiedler and John Williams. He also worked in Hollywood, orchestrating and arranging for films such as “Girl Crazy,” ”Meet Me in St. Louis,” and others.

Funeral arrangements are not complete.

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