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John Barry, Movie and TV Composer, Dies at 77

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 31st 2011 5:12AM
John Barry, Feb. 2005Sad news today for fans of classic movie and TV scores: Legendary composer John Barry has died, aged 77.

The news first came from current 'Bond' composer David Arnold, who announced via Twitter, that "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that John Barry passed away this morning."

Arnold went on to pay tribute to his predecessor: "I am profoundly saddened by the news but profoundly thankful for everything he did for music and for me personally."

The BBC confirmed reports of his death early Monday morning, citing relatives who said that Barry had died of a heart attack in New York on Sunday.

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