Jóhann Jóhannsson dies aged 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic electronic musician and Oscar-nominated composer, has died at the age of 48. He was found dead in his Berlin apartment on Friday. His cause of death is yet unknown and an autopsy is to be carried out by Berlin authorities.

Jóhannsson was well known and loved for his compositions and scores for The Theory of Everything (which earned him a Golden Globe), Sicario and Arrival. He had also been chosen to compose Blade Runner 2049, but was replaced by Hans Zimmer.

His label, Deutsche Grammophon, and management, Redbird Music Management, paid tribute to him on Twitter and Facebook:

He performed live less than two weeks ago in Barcelona on 31 January:

DanBroadley

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