Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning Icelandic composer, musician and producer, died in Berlin Friday at the age of 48, Deadline reports. The cause of death was not immediately known. The late composer's manager, Tim Husom, confirmed his death.
Jóhannsson, known for his compelling compositions that often blended edgy electronics with classical orchestrations, earned an Oscar-nomination for his "The Theory of Everything" score. His work on "Everything" also won him a Golden Globe in 2015.
He most recently provided scores for 2017's "mother!," 2016's "Arrival," and 2015's "Sicario," the latter marking his first collaboration with "Arrival" and "Blade Runner 2049" director Denis Villeneuve.
The Biblical biopic, "Mary Magdalene," which he collaborated with Hildur Guðnadóttir on the score, is expected to be released sometime in 2018. The film, directed by Garth Davis, stars Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
In addition to his film scores, Jóhannsson had a career as a solo musician. He also composed music for TV and theater.
Husom, Jóhannsson's manager provided the following statement to Deadline: "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 is survived by his parents, sisters, and daughter.
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