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Theory of Everything, Arrival composer passes away

The composer was found dead in his Berlin apartment on friday. 

Published: 11th February 2018

Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who churned out music for films like Arrival, Sicario and The Theory of Everything, was found dead in his Berlin apartment on Fiday. 

Tim Husom, his Los Angeles manager, said that Berlin authorities are investigating and that an autopsy would be performed. The cause of death, thus far, is not known.

In a statement, his agency Gorfaine-Schwartz said: "We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our client and dear friend Jóhann Jóhannsson, whose great talent, humility and kindness enriched our lives immeasurably. His music has inspired many new generations of filmmakers and composers. He will be so greatly missed by his Gorfaine/Schwartz family as well as the entire film music community."

Johannsson, who died on Friday, often blended electronics with the conventional orchestra. 

He received an Oscar, a BAFTA and Grammy nominations for his 2014 score for The Theory of Everything and won the Golden Globe for that score. He received a second Oscar nomination for 2015's Sicario and Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy nominations for his music for Arrival in 2016.

His most recent score was for Mary Magdalene starring Rooney Mara and directed by Garth Davis, slated for release in March.

Jóhannsson is survived by his parents, a daughter, and three sisters.

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