Sad news today as it has been revealed that composer Angelo Badalamenti has passed away at the age of 85.

The New York-born composer was best known for collaborating with director David Lynch on the eerie scores of films including 'Blue Velvet', 'Mulholland Drive', 'Lost Highway' and 'The Straight Story'.

However, it is the music of 'Twin Peaks' that remains his most enduring legacy - and his score for Lynch's cult TV show bagged him a Grammy for 'Best Pop Instrumental Performance' in 1990.

Badalamenti also scored a host of other famous films, including 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 3'. He also collaborated with artists like David Bowie, Nina Simone, Paul McCartney and even our own Dolores O'Riordan throughout his illustrious career, and even composed the opening theme of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lonnie, and their two children and died on Sunday at his home in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.

Tributes to Badalamenti have been pouring in on social media...