I just learned that Shirley Walker, the composer behind the fantastic scores for Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, Batman Beyond, and many other shows and movies, died Wednesday from a brain aneurysm.
Ms. Walker was a talented and prolific composer, who worked on some of my favorite series, and the soundtrack for Batman: Mask of the Phantasm remains one of the best CDs in my collection. If her IMDB page is accurate, she was working on the direct-to-DVD DC: New Frontier film, and I hope she was far enough along that some of her amazing talent makes it into what will certainly be a great film.
Goodbye, Shirley. You will be sorely missed.