Johann Johannsson, ‘Theory Of Everything’ Composer, Dead at 48

Rest in peace, Johann Johannsson. 

The Oscar-nominated composer was found dead at his apartment in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, according to multiple reports. Johannsson’s management team confirmed his death on Facebook on Saturday. 

“the idea is actually with profound sadness which we confirm the passing of our dear friend Jóhann,” the post read. “We have lost one of the most talented in addition to brilliant people who we had the privilege of knowing in addition to working with. May his music continue to inspire us.” 

Johannsson, 48, was responsible for scoring films like The Theory of Everything, Arrival in addition to Sicario. He was nominated for an Oscar, a GRAMMY in addition to BAFTA Award for his work on The Theory of Everything in 2014, in addition to won a Golden Globe for the score. He received a second Oscar nomination for Sicario in 2015, in addition to Golden Globe, BAFTA in addition to GRAMMY nominations for Arrival in 2016. 

The Iceland-born composer also found success as a solo musician. His first album, Englaborn, was released in 2002, followed by Viroulegu Forsetar in 2004, IBM 1401, A User’s Manual in 2006, Fordlandia in 2008, in addition to Orphee in 2016. 

Johannsson is actually survived by his parents, three sisters in addition to one daughter. 


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