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Jóhann Jóhannsson: Listen to the brilliant composer's iconic soundtracks

11 February 2018

Johann Johannsson, the award-winning Icelandic composer whose haunting yet minimalist scores instilled depth in arthouse films, has died, his manager announced Saturday.

Jóhannsson, was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland, passed away on Friday February 9th in Berlin.

Today, Johann Johannsson's management team took to social media to confirm that he is no longer among us.

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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. He was reportedly found dead in his apartment, and his death was confirmed by his manager, but the cause of death is now unknown.

In 2015, Johannsson was nominated for an Oscar once again, this time for Sicario.

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

Back in 2014, he was nominated for a BAFTA, Grammy, as well as an Oscar for the music he created for The Theory of Everything.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson: Listen to the brilliant composer's iconic soundtracks