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Angelo Badalamenti, ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Blue Velvet’ composer, dies aged 85

Angelo Badalamenti won a Grammy award in 1990 for 'Twin Peaks'

By Web Desk
December 13, 2022
Angelo Badalamenti, ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Blue Velvet’ composer, dies aged 85
Angelo Badalamenti, ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Blue Velvet’ composer, dies aged 85

Acclaimed music composer Angelo Badalamenti, best known for scoring Twin Peaks, has died on Sunday, his family confirmed.

The U.S. famed composer was best known for writing scores for director David Lynch's TV and film. He died of natural causes at his home in New Jersey. He was 85.

Badalamenti won a Grammy award for best pop instrumental performance in 1990 for Twin Peaks soundtrack, and worked closely with the popular series’ director David Lynch.

The Brooklyn-born musician also wrote the soundtrack to Lynch’s 1986 American neo-noir mystery thriller Blue Velvet and 2001’s Mulholland Drive.

Badalamenti was awarded the lifetime achievement award in 2008 from the World Soundtrack Awards as well as the Henry Mancini award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 2011.

“The family of Composer Angelo Badalamenti, best known for his work with director David Lynch confirms that the composer, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on December 11th 2022 peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by his family,” the family statement read.

“The family appreciates their privacy at this time.” He is survived by his wife Lonny and daughter Danielle.