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October 31, 2014

Esteemed Composer, Longtime Board Member Ian Fraser Passes

Statement by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum on the passing of Ian Fraser, 11-time Emmy winner and 10-term Music Peer Group governor.

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2014

From Bruce Rosenblum, Television Academy Chairman and CEO:

“It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the passing of Ian Fraser, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Our hearts and prayers go out to Ian’s wife, Judee, and their children and grandchildren."

"Ian made significant contributions to the Television Academy, elected by his peers to serve ten very active terms as their Music Peer Group Governor.  We were also fortunate to benefit from his many talents when he served as the musical director for the 1984, 1993 and 2002 Emmy Awards and many of our Hall of Fame programs."

"His superb work as a conductor on Broadway, in film and on television was recognized with Oscar, Emmy and Grammy nominations and accolades.  In fact, he holds the record as the most Emmy-honored composer/conductor in television history with 32 nominations and 11 wins for Outstanding Music Direction."

"Ian will be remembered by all who had the great fortune to know and work with him as a man of great taste and talent, intelligence and warmth, and a wonderful sense of humor and fun.”

Read more about the life of this esteemed music master and see pictures on Fraser's official bio page.

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