Dead at 85, natural causes
. So many good scores. The scores for Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks, the original and 'Return' as well as "Fire Walk With Me," are timeless and hugely influential. As good as any score that was ever composed for anything. His other stuff with Julee Cruise, who also passed away this year in June
, is terrific. There are a lot of gems in his discography. I suppose it shouldn't be a shock when an 85-year-old dies of natural causes, but it still came as a shock to me since I have been a fan ever since Twin Peaks, and he seemed too much of an artistic giant for too long to ever just die.