Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson dies at 48 years of age

CREDIT Jónatan Grétarsson

CREDIT Jónatan Grétarsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson has sadly died at the age of 48.

According to new reports, the famed composer's body was discovered in his apartment in Berlin yesterday, February 9.

"It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of our dear friend Johann", Redbird Music Management wrote in a statement on Johannsson's Facebook page.

Johannsson won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for "The Theory of Everything", about physicist Stephen Hawking.

Jóhannsson, an Icelandic composer who often incorporated electronic sounds into his scores, received Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations over the course of his celebrated career.

His most ambitious albums included "IBM 1401, A User's Manual", inspired by the early mass-manufactured computer.

Aside from creating his incredible musical scores for movies, the composer, who was born in Iceland, was successful as a solo musician as well.

He had been most recently working on the soundtrack to Mary Magdalene, which is due for cinematic release later in 2018.

Rosalie Voss, who runs the European office of Redbird Music, told The Associated Press that the cause of death was now unknown.

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