Today, Johann Johannsson’s management team took to social media to confirm that he is no longer among us. According to new reports, the famed composer’s body was discovered in his apartment in Berlin yesterday, February 9.
‘It’s with profound sadness we confirm the passing of our dear friend Jóhann. We’ve lost one of the most talented and brilliant people who we have had the privilege of knowing and working with. May his music continue to inspire us.’
Johannsson was only 48 years old.
The Oscar-nominated composer’s best works include scores for movies such as Arrival, Sicario and The Theory of Everything.
Back in 2014, he was nominated for a BAFTA, Grammy, as well as an Oscar for the music he created for The Theory of Everything.
Also that same year he won a Golden Globe for the same score.
In 2015, Johannsson was nominated for an Oscar once again, this time for Sicario.
The next year, in 2016, his work on Arrival was also recognized when he was nominated for a Grammy, BAFTA and Golden Globe.
Aside from creating his amazing musical scores for movies, the composer, who was born in Iceland, was successful as a solo musician as well.
2002 is when he released his very first album, titled Englaborn.
In 2004, Viroulegu Forsetar followed.
Two years later he released IBM 1401, A User’s Manual and in 2008 Fordlandia!
His most recent album was released in 2016 and is called Orphee.
The cause of death is yet to be announced, but we know that the talented composer is survived by his only daughter as well as his three sisters and his parents.
Rest in Peace, Johann Johannsson!