Angelo Badalamenti, Composer for David Lynch on 'Blue Velvet,' 'Twin Peaks,' and More, Dies at 85

students in Brooklyn to becoming an ethereal and haunting subject for the filmmaker's Blue Velvet,

Twin Peaks and Mulholland, has died. He made it to eighty-five.

Badalamenti died Sunday of natural causes surrounded by the help of his own family at his home in Lincoln Park

New Jersey, his niece Frances Badalamenti told The Hollywood Reporter.

The classically skilled songwriter has also collaborated with an eclectic mix of singers from all genres during his long career

from Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Bassey, Patti Austin, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithfull, Liza Minnelli, Mel Tillis

and Roberta. Flack to puppy keep Boys, Anthrax, Dolores O'Riordan, Tim Booth and LL Cool J.

Badalamenti composed the theme music for ABC's Twin Peaks, NBC's Profiler, and Bravo's inside the Actors Studio,

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