Award-winning Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, has died in Berlin aged 48.

The composer best known internationally for his Oscar nominated soundtracks for major motion pictures such as The Theory of Everything, Sicario and Arrival and closer to home as part of Icelandic rock bands such as Olympia, Unun and Ham.

It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of our dear friend Jóhann. We have lost one of the most talented and brilliant people who we had the privilege of knowing and working with. May his music continue to inspire us.

– Redbird Music Management

Jóhannsson’s last soundtrack for the film The Mercy was released just last week.

The cause of death is currently unknown.

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