Film, Television Composer Dies
Composer Survived By Wife, Six Children, Sister
POSTED: 8:41 am PST | November 17, 2004

LOS ANGELES -- French-born composer Michel Colombier, who scored more than 100 motion pictures and television productions, has died of cancer. He was 65.

Colombier died Sunday at his home in Santa Monica, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Films scored by Colombier included "White Nights," "Against All Odds," "Purple Rain," "The Money Pit," "Ruthless People," "Surrender,", "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "Swept Away," and "New Jack City."

For "New Jack City," Colombier delivered a score in three weeks after the original composer bowed out, according to The Times.

Colombier is survived by his wife, Dana, six children and a sister.

A memorial service is being planned.

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