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    Who Wants to be a Millionaire Award-winning composer dies ‘suddenly’ at home

    Who Wants to be a Millionaire Award-winning composer dies 'suddenly' at home
    Who Wants to be a Millionaire Award-winning composer dies ‘suddenly’ at home

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was written by Matthew Strachan, an English composer and singer-songwriter. The theme song died suddenly at home at the age of 50.

     

    Strachan composed the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? theme song. Keith won 12 prizes for his music, including ten for the show’s soundtrack, in 1998, alongside his father.

    Paramedics were summoned to a home address on Chudleigh Road in Twickenham at 11:03 a.m. and discovered his death.

     

    Strachan’s death comes less than a month after he was given a 10-month suspended sentence for allegedly attempting suicide by setting fire to his own home in March of last year.

    The term, suspended for two years, included alcohol and mental health requirements.

    A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We sent an ambulance crew, two medics in cars, and a hazardous area response team. Sadly, a person died at the scene.’   

    Scotland Yard said Strachan was declared dead at the scene and that the sudden passing was not being treated as suspicious. 

    The West London Coroner said they had opened an investigation into the composer’s death on September 8.

     

    ‘A post mortem has taken place and we are awaiting toxicology and histology results. 

    ‘Once we have the results the pathologist will be able to finalise their report and hopefully ascertain the cause of death,’ they said in a statement. 

    Strachan’s father Keith told the BBC his son was ‘loved by his family and he will be sadly missed. He was a warm, funny and talented human being’.

    Fellow composer Daniel Pemberton took to Twitter to pay tribute to him.

    He wrote: ‘Very sad news today. I learnt that Matthew Strachan has died. He will forever be known as the composer (along with his dad!) of the groundbreaking WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE. 

    ‘But for me, he was always more than that. He was someone who chased a magical dream..’

    Another composer and friend of Strachan, Dirk Marks, said: ‘Goodbye dear friend and massive talent Matthew Strachan. A gentle, kind, talented, and wickedly funny Prince.’ 

    A friend told The Sun: ‘Matthew was a troubled soul but an incredibly gifted man.

     

    ‘He was gentle and kind but endured an ongoing struggle with his inner demons. It is tragic he couldn’t be at peace.’  

    Strachan’s iconic theme also appeared in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle. And it features in the current edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? which was relaunched with new host Jeremy Clarkson in 2018.

     

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    • #23079
      Chichi
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      wow… i never knew the theme song has a composer..

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    • #23101
      Bernard
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      may his soul RIP in the great beyond

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    • #23115
      Seyibabs8
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      May his soul Rest in peace. SO PAINFUL

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    • #23157
      Fredo
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      Death is an inevitable end. The most important thing is that when you leave this world,what people say about you?

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    • #23172
      Nne
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      RIP. The man has made an impact in the music industry.

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