Angelo Badalamenti Obituary, Death – Angelo Badalamenti, a renowned composer who was most recognized for his work on David Lynch’s Twin Peaks and countless other projects, passed away yesterday at the age of 85. The death of Badalamenti was reported to have occurred on Monday, December 12th, by various members of the composer’s family, as stated by the fan website Welcome to Twin Peaks.
The native of Brooklyn started collaborating with Lynch for the first time after being recruited to work as a signing instructor for Isabella Rossellini on the set of the movie Blue Velvet. Badalamenti was subsequently hired by Lynch to oversee the composition of the whole score for the picture. Badalamenti quickly established himself as David Lynch’s composer of choice, contributing to the scores of Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive, among other works.
Badalamenti was awarded the Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” in 1990 for his work on the television series Twin Peaks. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and The Wicker Man are some of the movies that Michael Badalamenti has composed the score for outside of his work with David Lynch. Additionally, he worked with David Bowie on a rendition of “A Foggy Day (in London Town)” that was included on the tribute album to George Gershwin that was released in 1998 by the Red Hot Organization.