Angelo Badalamenti, composer of ‘Twin Peaks’, dies at 85

Angelo Badalamenti, an internationally sought-after composer who wrote the hypnotic theme for “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch’s 1990s TV drama series, and the music for five Lynch films, including “Blue Velvet” (1986 ), died Sunday at his home in Lincoln Park, New Jersey. He was 85 years old.

His niece Frances Badalamenti confirmed the death. She said she didn’t know the cause.

Angelo Badalamenti was at the piano behind Isabella Rossellini when she sang “Blue Velvet” at the Slow Club in Lumberton, North Carolina, a kind of flowery town with a very dark side. Apart from the title song, a 1963 Bobby Vinton hit, he had composed much of the film’s music.

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