Award-winning composer Johann Johannsson dead at 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the composer behind the memorable soundtracks to the likes of Sicario, The Theory Of Everything, Arrival and Prisoners, has died aged 48.

Rosalie Voss, who runs the European office of Redbird Music, told The Associated Press that the cause of death was now unknown and that police were investigating.

Rosalie Voss, who runs Redbird's European office, said: "We are waiting to find out more in the coming days".

Joann was nominated at the Oscars, the Grammys and BAFTA for The Theory of Everything in 2014, and won the Golden Globe for his score.

She added that he is survived by a daughter in Copenhagen, Denmark, and family in Iceland. "We have lost one of the most talented and brilliant people who we had the privilege of knowing and working with". He was also credited as a sound and music consultant for Darren Aronofsky's most recent film, Mother! "He was BAFTA nominated three times - for his scores for The Theory of Everything, Sicario and Arrival".

His first album, Englaborn, was released in 2002, followed by Viroulegu Forsetar in 2004, IBM 1401, A User's Manual in 2006, Fordlandia in 2008, and Orphee in 2016.



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