It has been made known that multi-nominated and multi-winning Icelandic-born composer Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away yesterday at the age of 48. The cause of death of the acclaimed composer has not been disclosed yet. Nevertheless, Jóhannsson was found dead in his Berlin apartment after having been missing for a few days, according to his manager: “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.

His agency, Gorfaine-Schwartz, also posted the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our client and dear friend Jóhann Jóhannsson, whose great talent, humility and kindness enriched our lives immeasurably. His music has inspired many new generations of filmmakers and composers. He will be so greatly missed by his Gorfaine/Schwartz family as well as the entire film music community.”

Jóhannsson is survived by his parents, a daughter and three sisters.

His amazing talent gave life to wonderful pieces of music, many of which superbly accompanied films such as “Τhe Theory Οf Everything” and “Arrival”, to name but very few.

Debbie Maliotaki