With his collaborator Jay Livingston, he wrote songs for a living. You know some of them: "Mona Lisa," "Silver Bells," "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)."
According to The Associated Press, Evans died late Thursday of heart failure. His death was unexpected; his lawyer said Evans was "full of energy and excitement" during a phone call, just hours before his death.
Smitty gets the point.