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Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival And Mother! Composer, Dies At 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival And Mother! Composer, Dies At 48

Jóhannsson, was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland, passed away on Friday February 9th in Berlin. His manager issued a statement, saying, "I'm so very sad".

The cause of death is unknown at this time, and is being investigated.

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He was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for the soundtrack to Dennis Villeneuve's Federal Bureau of Investigation thriller "Sicario".

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One of the most acclaimed composers of the past ten years, he was also the genius behind the score's for sci-fi masterpiece Arrival, for which he also received Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy nominations. "May his music continue to inspire us".

Johann Johannsson, the award-winning Icelandic composer whose haunting yet minimalist scores instilled depth in arthouse films, has died, his manager announced Saturday. He is survived by his daughter, parents and three sisters.

He was also a solo musician, releasing his first album Englaborn in 2002. Johannsson, who blended classical form and electronic instrumentation, was becoming an increasingly in-demand musician for directors whose films probed the abstract.