Joel Goldsmith, the legendary composer who scored over 350 episodes of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 54.
Goldsmith, the son of Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith, got his start in sci-fi movies like The Man With Two Brains, but his best-known work was in TV. He was nominated for three Emmys for his work on Stargate.
He also contributed music to his father's score for Star Trek: First Contact, and had recently started scoring video games, including Call of Duty 3.
Stargate stars, including Richard Dean Anderson, paid tribute to Goldsmith on Twitter today. Anderson wrote, "Dear Joel, Heaven sounds so much sweeter now... But we'll forever miss you here. Play on, Friend... Rick."