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    Unhappy Shirley Walker Dies at 61

    I just recieved this e-mail from Film Music World:

    VETERAN COMPOSER SHIRLEY WALKER DIES AT 61

    Composer Shirley Walker passed away Wednesday evening after suffering a
    brain aneurism from which she did not regain consciousness. She was 61.

    Shirley Walker was widely considered a pioneer for women film
    composers, and she stood at the podium at a time when few women were doing so in
    the industry.


    First Basil and now this. This is a very tragic day.

    James W.G. Smith
    "PRODUCER TO ARTIST: I don't care if that grace note on the snare hit in bar 9085 works! This is dub 'n bass acid house penis, not ~~~~ing house dub 'n acid bass penis with a twist!" - Nick Batzdorf

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    Re: Shirley Walker Dies at 61

    I'm absolutely horrified and shocked - I'd only just discovered her music..what a talent! This is really sad - 61 is not any age any more - she must have had so much more to say musically..

    Barrie B

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    Re: Shirley Walker Dies at 61

    wow... this is so sad - way too young to lose her. Shirly was a true pioneer not only for women in film music, but also a fabulous mentor to many young composers, and very fine, exceptional artist.

    I just read her obit in the Hollywood Reporter, and Laura Karpman (another exceptional female film composer) paid her a nice tribute. Because of Shirley's prolific successes in a largeley male dominated world of film music, artists such as Laura have had many opportunities to flourish and express their talents.

    Jeff Beal

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    Re: Shirley Walker Dies at 61

    Mannnnnnnn.

    I just recieved the update and was shocked!

    I loved her scores for Batman the Animated series and Space Above and Beyond and Final destination.

    Sucks
    Sincerely,


    Jonathan
    www.hollandaudio.com

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    Unhappy Re: Shirley Walker Dies at 61

    Very Sad news.

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    Re: Shirley Walker Dies at 61

    This is a huge shock and very sad.
    My thoughts and condolences to all of her family and those who knew her.

    We should applaud the talent and person that she was.

    Simon
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    Re: Shirley Walker Dies at 61

    She was a wonderful composer and Hans Zimmer scores she orchestrated/conducted are still among my favorites ( not to forget his big contributions to Elfman's batman , nightbreed etc..)

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