Michael Kamen Dies Aged 55
Oscar-nominated composer, conductor, and arranger Michael Kamen died of a suspected heart attack yesterday at his home in London, after suffering from multiple sclerosis for several years.
Born in 1948, Kamen studied at the Juilliard School of Music and later formed the New York Rock & Roll Ensemble, who mixed classical and pop over five albums recored between 1968 and 1972, the New York Rock & Roll Ensemble before breaking up. Kamen moved on to composing for the Harkness Ballet before composing his first film score in 1976 for The Next Man. Kamen later went on to score Brazil, Lethal Weapon, Edge Of Darkness, Die Hard and in 1991, he earned his first Academy Award nomination for (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, co-written by Bryan Adams and Mutt Lange. Kamen then went on to score Band Of Brothers and in 1999, he worked with Metallica on their S&M project
He leaves a wife and two children.