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Harvey Cohen, 55; composer won Emmys

LOS ANGELES -- Harvey Cohen, an Emmy Award-winning composer and orchestrator who created music for films and TV shows, including "Dallas" and "Sex and the City," has died. He was 55.

Mr. Cohen, a native of Brookline, Mass., died Sunday after a heart attack, attorney and friend Ivan Rothberg said.

"He had cardiac issues most of his life and was very young when he suffered his first heart attack," Rothberg said Monday. "Unfortunately, the doctors didn't give him much longer. His heart just gave out."

Mr. Cohen received Emmy Awards for his musical direction and composition work in two animated shows, "The Adventures of Batman and Robin: A Bullet For Bullock" and "Disney's Aladdin."

Among the films and television shows for which Mr. Cohen created music were "Sex and the City," "South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut," "The Wonder Years," "Dallas," and "Down With Love."

Mr. Cohen also arranged music for recording artists, including Kenny G and The Irish Tenors.

He studied music at the University of Hartford and pursued graduate studies at Brooklyn College in New York. He later studied with film composer Earle Hagen, according to Mr. Cohen's website.

Mr. Cohen leaves his mother, Flora.