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In a statement from his family, it has been confirmed that acclaimed composer Angelo Badalamenti has passed away at the age of 85 of natural causes in New York.

Angelo Badalamenti
(3/22/1937 – 12/11/2022)

The family of Composer Angelo Badalamenti, best known for his work with Director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet) 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 appreciates their privacy at this time.

Angelo Badalamenti’s music played such a significant role in the films of director David Lynch. His theme to the TV phenomenon Twin Peaks will go down as one of the most iconic pieces of music to ever accompany a piece of film. In 1991 he won Best Pop Instrumental Performance (for “Twin Peaks Theme”) at the Grammy Awards. He also added his unique atmosphere to other Lynch works including Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive. He also scored A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, he Wicker Man, and A Late Quartet.

Badalamenti also arranged the orchestration for Pet Shop Boys on 1987’s “It Couldn’t Happen Here” and 1990’s “This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave” and “Only the Wind.” Later, he produced, composed, and performed on Marianne Faithfull’s 1995 album A Secret Life. He also worked with David Bowie (“A Foggy Day (In London Town)”), and others.

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