Film, Television and video games composer Daniel Licht, known for his work on the Dishonored and Silent Hill games, died late on Wednesday following a battle with cancer.
From 2012 to 2015 Licht was the main composer of the Silent Hill video game series, replacing Akira Yamaoka, working on Silent Hill: Downpour and Book of Memories.
In games, Licht was also known for his work on the music for the acclaimed Dishonored games series, and perhaps best known for the song Honor for All, which plays through the last cinematic of the game and the credits.
Originally from Detroit, Licht’s first came into prominence when he composed the music for the 1991 horror Children of the Night, and worked on a number of horror films throughout the 90s and 00s. Licht also composed the music for the TV show Dexter, for which he was highly regarded.
News of his passing was announced on Twitter by Austin Wintory, the composer of Flow, Abzu and Journey, which is the first video game to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.