Legendary record producer Phil Ramone in 'critical care'

The 14 time Grammy Award winner has worked with everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Paul Simon

Legendary record producer Phil Ramone in 'critical care'

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Legendary record producer Phil Ramone is in critical care in hospital in New York City.

The 14-time Grammy winner, who has worked with Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon - pictured above - Tony Bennett, George Michael, Dionne Warwick and Billy Idol, underwent surgery yesterday (February 28) to prevent an aortic aneurysm.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Ramone is expected to be released over the weekend.

Ramone's producing partner Gregg Field said that the surgery was successful, and that Ramone "is resting comfortably and expected to be released in the next few days".

The 72-year-old Ramone was named Producer of the Year at the 1981 Grammys. He has been nominated for 33 Grammy Awards over the years.

It was Ramone who recorded Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 rendition of 'Happy Birthday' for the US President John F Kennedy.

Ramone also has a number of movie and Broadway stage show credits to his name, including A Star is Born, August Rush, Beyond the Sea, Flashdance, Ghostbusters and Midnight Cowboy.

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