Composer dies of heart attack, at 29

Composer dies of heart attack, at 29


norman lebrecht

February 07, 2016

The promising film composer Shan Johnson was found dead in her room in Chennai, India, on Friday.

She was in the middle of recording sessions for a Malayalam film, Vettah, on which she was singing the title song. Shan had given no sign of anything unusual the day before. An autopsy found she had died of cardiac arrest.

Her composer father, Johnson Master, died in 2010.

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  • Thomas Notini says:

    It is a horrible, hidden, fatal disposition, killing far too many young people every year.

  • Dennis says:

    RIP. How awful, only 29?

  • John Borstlap says:

    Awful story.What does cause such things? overdoses of stress?

    • Thomas Notini says:

      Cardiac arrest causing sudden death in sleep in young people seems to be related to a hidden heart pace disorder. In families where such tragic deaths have happened, all family members are encouraged to have their cardiac state checked on a regular basis because it is likely to have some hereditary implications.