Celebrated Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Dies at 48


Icelandic composer, musician and producer Johann Johannsson was found dead in his Berlin apartment Friday. Moorhead tweeted: "We just lost Johann Johannsson, one of the best composers in the world".

The cause of Johannsson's death is now unknown.

Jóhannsson, an Icelandic composer who often incorporated electronic sounds into his scores, received Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations over the course of his celebrated career.

Deadline.com confirmed the news with his manager, Tim Husom, but said the cause was not immediately known. He won a Golden Globe for his soundtrack to 2014 Stephen Hawking biopic The Throey of Everything and frequently collaborated with Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, providing eerie, atmospheric scores for Prisoners, Sicario, and Arrival.

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Most recently, Johannsson worked with director Darren Aronofsky on the score for his 2017 film mother! and scored the upcoming Colin Firth starrer The Mercy and Nicolas Cage horror film Mandy.

Tributes have been pouring in from across the music and film industries.

Johannsson, from Reykjavik, Iceland, was also an accomplished musician, recording several albums including Fordlandia and Orphee. This is devastating."Broadcaster Edith Bowman wrote on Twitter: "This is just the saddest of news. Love and thoughts to all family and friends".

THR critic Todd McCarthy called Johannsson's score in Sicario "brilliantly idiosyncratic" and "disturbing".