Legendary British film composer John Barry, who won five Oscars and composed some of the most iconic themes of all time (yes, Bond) has died suddenly of a heart attack today.
Fellow Bond composer David Arnold wrote on his Twitter feed: "It was with a heavy heart that I tell you John Barry passed away this morning".
"I think James Bond would have been far less cool without John Barry holding his hand," Arnold later told BBC Radio.
Barry's Bond compositions included "Goldfinger", "From Russia With Love" and "You Only Live Twice". His Academy Awards included best music for "Dances With Wolves", "Out of Africa" and "Born Free"
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family.