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Laurie Johnson: Avengers theme composer dies

Laurie Johnson: Avengers theme composer dies

  • Written by Noor Nanji
  • Culture correspondent

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Composer Laurie Johnson, who provided some of Britain's best-loved TV themes and film music, has died at the age of 96.

Johnson's most memorable themes include The Avengers, The Pros, Animal Magic, and This Is Your Life.

The composer also arranged instrumental versions of dozens of songs that were used as production music.

His family said that Johnson died last Tuesday, “leaving behind a legacy that will resonate in our hearts forever.”

“Lowry's music has touched the lives of millions around the world. Throughout his illustrious career, he composed many iconic scores, themes and soundtracks that have graced our lives across film, television, theater and radio,” they said in a statement.

“We remember Lori as an extraordinary individual who embraced life with passion and brought joy to so many. His kindness, compassion, and infectious sense of fun and laughter will be missed by all who knew him.”

His family said Johnson died in his sleep.

They added that he was “much loved by many” and “deeply missed” by his wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandson.

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Laurie Johnson was behind the classic TV themes for shows like The Avengers

The veteran composer, from north London, was prolific between the 1960s and 1980s, writing dozens of themes and pieces.

Other memorable TV subjects include Jason King.

His film credits include “Dr. Strangelove,” “Tiger Bay” and “It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet.”

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