Vangelis passed away at 79

Composer Evángelos Papathanassíou, better known as Vangelis, died on May 17, 2022. He has not written for movies for many years, but some of his soundtracks from the ‘80s are still revered until this day, including Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner. His music from that time period showed the world that brilliant film music can be created by the use of analog synthesizers. 

May he rest in peace.


  • Anton Smit

    Anton is the editor-in-chief and founder of Soundtrack World. After writing about film music occasionally, he thought it was time to create his own site to celebrate music from film but also other media. Next to working on this website, Anton is a member of the International Film Music Critics Association, has a job in IT and plays the tuba in a local orchestra.

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