Vangelis, finest recognized for the “Chariots Of Fireplace’” and “Blade Runner” soundtracks, is lifeless. He was 79.
A rep for the composer told The Guardian that he died at a hospital in France. It’s unknown what he was being handled for.
Born in Greece, Evangelos Odessey Papathanassiou turned extra well-known to the world as Vangelis. He went on to create the scores for “Antarctica,” “The Bounty” and “Alexander.”
However the “Chariots” theme song, which reached the highest of the American Billboard Scorching 100 chart in 1991, turned his most well-known work.
The artist mixed orchestral music, digital synth sounds, jazz and ambient that mimicked the sound of ocean waves as Olympic runners featured within the movie pranced down the seaside.