Vangelis: Composer of Blade Runner & Chariots of Fire Passes Away

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In summary, legendary composer Vangelis, best known for his work on Blade Runner and Chariots Of Fire, has passed away at the age of 79 due to COVID-19. He was a multi-instrumentalist and won an Oscar for his score on Chariots Of Fire. He also composed the music for the original 1980 show Cosmos. His death is a loss for the film and music industry.
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R.I.P. Vangelis, legendary composer behind Blade Runner and Chariots Of Fire

One of film’s most iconic composers has died, with Variety reporting that Vangelis—a.k.a. Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou—died on Tuesday in France while undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Vangelis, a multi-instrumentalist who was best known for his synthesizer work, was nominated for three Grammys and won an Oscar for composing the score (and iconic theme song) for Chariots Of Fire. He was 79.

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Very sad news. He did some great stuff with Jon Anderson

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After watching the film Chariots of Fire, I made runnig the way back home:smile: God Bless him
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Older members of PF may remember his music on the original 1980 show Cosmos by Carl Sagan.


Related to Vangelis: Composer of Blade Runner & Chariots of Fire Passes Away

1. Who was Vangelis?

Vangelis was a Greek composer and musician who gained international recognition for his work in film scores, electronic music, and classical compositions. He was best known for his iconic soundtracks for the films Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire.

2. When did Vangelis pass away?

Vangelis passed away on March 17, 2022 at the age of 78.

3. What were Vangelis' most famous works?

Vangelis' most famous works include the soundtracks for the films Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire, as well as his albums Heaven and Hell, Albedo 0.39, and Spiral.

4. How did Vangelis' music impact the film industry?

Vangelis' unique blend of electronic and classical music had a significant impact on the film industry, particularly in the genre of science fiction. His atmospheric and emotive soundscapes helped to create a sense of otherworldliness and heightened emotion in films such as Blade Runner.

5. What is Vangelis' legacy?

Vangelis' legacy is that of a pioneering and influential composer who pushed the boundaries of electronic and film music. His iconic soundtracks continue to be celebrated and his influence can be heard in many contemporary film scores. He will be remembered as one of the greatest composers of our time.