Elon Musk and Jean-Michel Jarre Lead Vangelis Tributes – Music News

Elon Musk, Jean-Michel Jarre and Daniel Pemberton have paid tribute to the late Greek composer Vangelis.

The Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire composer died Tuesday in a hospital in Paris, France, from heart failure, according to his assistant Lefteris Zermas. Vangelis, by his full name Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, was 79 years old.

Following the announcement of his death on Thursday, Tesla founder Musk took to Twitter to pay his respects, writing, “Good night sweet maestro and flights of angels sing you to rest.”

Meanwhile, French musician Jarre commented: “Dear Vangelis, we will all remember your unique touch and soulful melodies forever. You and I have always shared the same passion for synthesizers and electronic music for so long… May you rest in peace. “

And Oscar-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton posted, “Oh man. Vangelis. One of my all-time heroes. He changed everything. Very, very sad to hear.”

Elsewhere, The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary added: “Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner were some of the most innovative and influential scores in the history of the medium. My favorite tune was Conquest of Paradise. A true music pioneer.

The European Space Agency’s official Twitter also chimed in, telling users: “We are very sad to hear that #Vangelis has passed away. Fascinated by music and his connection to science, he was a good friend of the ESA and the space community. His work has inspired millions, and we were honored to work with him on the #Rosetta album.”

Vangelis won an Oscar for his score for Chariots of Fire in 1982 and has also worked on films such as Missing, Alexander, The Bounty and 1492: Conquest of Paradise.

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