* Harry Nilsson, 52, two-time Grammy winner who sang the...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

January 16, 1994

* Harry Nilsson, 52, two-time Grammy winner who sang the theme for the movie "Midnight Cowboy," died early yesterday at his home in Agoura Hills, Calif. Mr. Nilsson, who hadn't fully recovered from a heart attack last year, died at home in his sleep, said David Spero, his manager. Mr. Nilsson, whose real name was Harry Edward Nelson III, suffered the attack last Valentine's Day, Mr. Spero said. "He was still in the stages of recovery," Mr. Spero said. "He was strong enough to go into the studio and live a pretty normal life but not strong [enough] to get bypass surgery." Mr. Nilsson won a Grammy award in 1969 for "Everybody's Talkin'," the theme song to the Oscar-winning movie "Midnight Cowboy." The song itself was written by Fred Neil. Mr. Nilsson also won a Grammy in 1972 for "Without You," a song recently re-recorded by pop singer Mariah Carey. Mr. Nilsson had completed work Wednesday night on an album tentatively called "Harry's Got a Brown New Robe," Mr. Spero said. His most successful album was "Nilsson Schmilsson," which went platinum in 1972. He won critical acclaim for the 1970 album "The Point," a score that he performed and composed for an animated TV movie. The album included the hit song "Me and My Arrow." He is survived by his wife Oona and six children.

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