June 14 2024

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Joel Goldsmith Passes

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Joel Goldsmith, son of Star Trek composer Jerry Goldsmith, passed away yesterday at the age of fifty-four.

Gateworld broke the news on their Twitter feed this morning, promising more information later today.

“Long-time Stargate composer Joel Goldsmith has passed away, according to friends. Full story coming later today. Rest in peace, friend.”

Goldsmith composed for Star Trek: First Contact (along with his father), but is best-known to sci-fi fans for his work on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. He composed music for more than three hundred and fifty episodes in the Stargate franchise.

Three times in his career Goldsmith was nominated for Emmys; in 1998 for Stargate SG-1‘s The Nox, in 2005 for the main theme to Stargate Atlantis and in 2006 for Stargate AtlantisGrace Under Pressure.

Goldsmith was the eldest child of Jerry Goldsmith and Sharon Hennagin.

Thanks to Deni Brown for the tip!

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