Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Academy Award nominated composer of The Theory Of Everything, Sicario, Prisoners and more, has passed away at the age of just 48. He passed away in Berlin at the weekend, the cause of death still not known.
Tim Hustom, Jóhannsson manager, put out the following in a statement over at EW:
“I’M SO VERY SAD. TODAY, I LOST MY FRIEND WHO WAS ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED MUSICIANS AND INTELLIGENT PEOPLE I KNEW. WE CAME A LONG WAY TOGETHER.”
Jóhannsson won a Golden Globe for his work on the Stephen Hawling biopic The Theory Of Everything, but his work stretched all of the way from drama through to sci-fi, most notably his haunting work on the soundtrack for Denis Villeneuve’s epic Arrival.
He also scored upcoming film Mary Magdalene with Rooney Mara, and worked on last year’s superb mother! for Darren Aronofsky.
Hi agency, the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency 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.”
Jóhannsson is survived by his parents, sisters, and daughter.