Angelo Badalamenti, the famed composer perhaps best known for his collaborations with filmmaker David Lynch, has died. According to the fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks, several of Badalamenti’s family members confirmed his death on Monday.
No cause of death was given.
Badalamenti died at 85, ending a decades-long career collaboration with Lynch–the pair began working together after being brought on as a singing coach for Isabella Rossellini on the 1986 film Blue Velvet. Badalamenti eventually became Lynch’s go-to composer, creating music for Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive. In 1990, Badalamenti won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his work on Twin Peaks. Lynch, in typical heartfelt but cryptic fashion, hinted at his collaborator’s death and the loss of his “brother” saying “today… no music” on his daily weather report.
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Author: David Wolinsky