Published: Sun, February 11, 2018

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson dies at 48 years of age

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson dies at 48 years of age

Johann Johannsson, the amazingly talented composer behind films Arrival, Sicario and The Theory of Everything has died aged 48.

The cause of Johannsson's death is now unknown.

Rosalie Voss, who runs Redbird's European office, said: "We are waiting to find out more in the coming days".

He is survived by his parents, sisters, and daughter.

Mr. Johannsson also received an Oscar nomination for the 2015 movie "Sicario".


His work also includes Nerve, Arrival - which brought him a Golden Globe - and Foxcatcher.

Tributes have been pouring in from across the music and film industries.

He added on Twitter that he is "devastated" by the news. His first album, Englaborn, was released in 2002, followed by Viroulegu Forsetar in 2004, IBM 1401, A User's Manual in 2006, Fordlandia in 2008, and Orphee in 2016. Love and thoughts to all family and friends."Flying Lotus posted: "Johann Johansson has been such an influence, especially lately".

Fellow composer, Max Richter, wrote: "Awful news about Johann. Going to listen to the attractive Virðulegu Forsetar now". He also consulted on Darren Aronofsky's Mother! and composed scores for the upcoming Nicolas Cage film Mandy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, as well as Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix's Mary Magdalene.

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