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Award-winning Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson dies

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Johann Johannsson, known for giving background scores to films such as "Arrival", "Sicario" and "The Theory of Everything", has died. He was 48. The Icelandic was found dead at his apartment in Berlin, according to No additional detail about his death is available till now. Tim Husom, his manager, has confirmed the and said that authorities are investigating his death. Johannsson won a and received an Academy Award nomination for his score for the James Marsh-directed "The Theory of Everything", starring as celebrated He secured another nomination for his score in the Denis Villeneuve-directed crime thriller "Sicario". Johannsson had frequently collaborated with Villeneuve, providing background score to his films "Arrival" and "Prisoners". Redbird Management, the company that represents the Icelandic composer, also announced his death on "It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of our dear friend "We have lost one of the most talented and brilliant people who we had the privilege of knowing and working with.

May his continue to inspire us," the post read. In addition to his scores, Johannsson had a career as a and composed for theatre, dance and television. His first solo album, 'Englaborn', was released in 2002. "Mandy" and "Mary Magdalene" are the last two films for which Johannsson gave the score. He is survived by his parents, sisters and daughter.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 16:50 IST
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