Vangelis (1943 – 2022)

Posted: May 19, 2022 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Vangelis (born as Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou) has passed away at age 79 in France. The Greek composer has scored numerous films, including Hugh Hudson’s 1981 drama Chariots of Fire, for which he won the Academy Award and also received a Grammy Award nomination, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, for which he was BAFTA- and Golden Globe-nominated and Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise, for which he earned another Golden Globe nomination. His other film scoring credits include Costa-Gavras’ Missing, Koreyoshi Kurahara’s Antarctica, Roger Donaldson’s The Bounty, Roman Polanski’s Bitter Moon and Oliver Stone’s Alexander. He was also known as a member of Aphrodite’s Child and his electronic music and classical/symphonic solo albums, including El Greco and Mythodea. (The Guardian)

  1. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    What a shame! I had high hopes that he would return to the “big screen” with one last great score. He will be missed (at least by me) and may now rest in peace…

  2. Jxe says:

    A legend. RIP

  3. Lacey Waters says:

    He was a great composer
    Very modern
    I like all his music