Oscar Artists: Johannsson, Composer of Arrival and Theory of Everything, Found Dead at 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Oscar-nominated composer of “Arrival,” “Sicario” and “The Theory of Everything,” was found dead on Friday in his Berlin apartment, his manager said. He was 48.

Tim Husom, his Los Angeles manager, said that Berlin authorities are investigating and that an autopsy would be performed. Cause of death, thus far, is unknown.

The acclaimed Icelandic-born composer blended electronics with conventional orchestra.

Oscar Nominations

He received Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy nominations for his 2014 score for “The Theory of Everything” and won the Golden Globe for that score. He received a second Oscar nomination for 2015’s “Sicario” and Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy nominations for his music for “Arrival” in 2016.

Solo Musician

Jóhannsson also had a career as a solo musician. His first album, “Englaborn,” was released in 2002; subsequent albums included “Viroulegu Forsetar” in 2004, “IBM 1401, A User’s Manual” in 2006, “Fordlandia” in 2008 and most recently “Orphee” in 2016.

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