Johann Johannsson, Oscar-Nominated 'Sicario' Composer, Dead at 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic electronic musician and Oscar-nominated film composer of The Theory of Everything, Sicario and Arrival, has died at the age of 48.

The composer was found dead at his Berlin apartment Friday, his manager Tim Husom confirmed to Variety. No cause of death was revealed but Berlin authorities are investigating and an autopsy will be performed.

“It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of our dear friend Jóhann,” Redbird Music Management wrote in a statement on Jóhannsson’s Facebook page. “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.”

Deutsche Grammaphon, Jóhannsson’s label since 2016, tweeted, “[T]he team at Deutsche Grammophon are in deep mourning over the loss of our friend, Jóhann Jóhannsson. In the three years of our close collaboration, a true friendship had grown. The power of his music will live on and continue to touch us. “

One of cinema’s most acclaimed composers of the past decade, Jóhannsson earned a pair of Best Original Score Academy Award nominations for 2014’s The Theory of Everything and his influential work on 2015’s Sicario. The composer earned a Golden Globe for The Theory of Everything score, which also scored a Grammy nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.