Film composer John Barry has died at the age of 77 in New York.

Born in York England in 1933, Barry worked on more than 100 films during his long career. Nominated for 7 Oscars and winning 5, Barry scored 12 James Bond films from ‘Dr. No’ until 1987’s ‘The Living Daylights’ and maintained that he at least helped co-write the 007 theme. Monty Norman is credited with writing the 007 theme.

His film scores included genre films such as ‘Somewhere In Time’, ‘King Kong’ (1976), ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ and ‘Howard the Duck’. Barry also scored some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed movies including: ‘Dances With Wolves’, ‘Out of Africa’ and ‘Midnight Cowboy’.