Angelo Badalamenti wrote music for Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive.
Composed theme music for 'Inside the Actors Studio' and the 1992 Summer Olympics.
He also worked with an eclectic mix of singers in virtually every genre.
Badalamentsi received a Grammy for his work on the show in 1990 and three Emmy noms.
The show's soundtrack album went gold in 25 countries.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and studied music at the Manhattan School of Music.
His scores were often serene, but could quickly go to a macabre place.
He is survived by his wife, Lonny, an artist, and his daughter, Danielle; his niece is also deceased.