James Bond composer dies aged 94

Amelia Riley

Monty Norman, the composer who wrote the theme for the James Bond films, has died aged 94.

He was best known for scoring the first James Bond film which included the famous theme throughout the rest of the films.

On the first page of his official website, a statement reads: “It is with sadness we share the news that Monty Norman died on 11th July 2022 after a short illness.”

Monty Norman’s musical career spanned more than six decades.

He began his career singing in big bands before moving on to writing for musicals and films.

He worked into the 1980s and beyond with one of his musicals, Songbook, in both West End and Broadway.

It won Evening Standard, Olivier and Ivor Novello best musical awards.

His pantomime-style musical, Poppy, ran for more than a year at the Barbican and Adelphi theatres, winning a Swet award for best musical.

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