Robert Sherman
Robert Sherman

Songwriter Robert Sherman, who wrote songs for several popular Disney films including "Mary Poppins" and "The Jungle Book", has passed away, at the age of 86, in London.

Sherman was the musical genius behind songs like "Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious", "A Spoonful of Sugar", "I Wanna Be Like You" and "Trust In Me", as well as songs from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".

Sherman, who composed the songs along with his brother, won two Oscars and were nominated for seven others.

"The Aristocats", "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" and the "Winnie the Pooh" shorts were among other Disney productions to feature their words and music. The Sherman brothers were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and received the US National Medal of the Arts in 2008, according to a BBC report.

Sherman's death was announced on Facebook, by his son Jeff.

"He wanted to bring happiness to the world and, unquestionably, he succeeded. His love and his prayers, his philosophy and his poetry will live on forever. Forever his songs and his genius will bring hope, joy and love to this small, small world," Jeff was quoted as saying by the Hollywood Reporter.