Composer Daniel Licht Has Died Of Cancer, Aged 60

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Best known for his music in TV crime series “Dexter”, he first picked up music from the age of eight, and got his start in music playing guitar in clubs around Detroit. After graduating College, he began scoring for theatre, dance and various advertising projects. In 1991, his first film score appeared in the horror, “Children of the Night”.

He continued to work on horror soundtracks over the years, including “Hellraiser: Bloodline”, “Children of the Corn II”, and two “Amityville” movies. He also scored a number of TV shows, such as the sitcom “Kitchen Confidential”, medical drama “Body Of Proof”, and comedy “Jake In Progress”

In gaming, he wrote the soundtracks for both “Dishonored” games, and continued the work Akira Yamaoka started by composing for “Silent Hill: Downpour” and “Silent Hill: Book of Memories”.

Fellow composer Austin Wintory posted his tribute to him on Twitter, saying “Shocked to hear of the death of friend / colleague Dan Licht. What a genuinely kind man he was, and great musician.”