Matthew Strachan, a music composer who co-wrote the theme tune for the popular show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”, has passed away. The award-winning composer died suddenly at the age of 50. The news has left his close and dear ones heartbroken as no one was expecting his death. As per reports, paramedics found his lifeless body at Matthew’s residence at Chudleigh Road in Twickenham. They were called around 11:03 AM. One month ago, the composer was given a suspended sentence for 10 months as he was speculated to attempt suicide by setting his own house on fire.
Last year in March, Matthew Strachan was suspected to take his own life and for that, he was handed a suspended sentence a month ago. Now, the shocking death news has stirred the internet. Various personalities are mourning his death and paying him sincere tribute. London Ambulance Service Spokesperson released a statement where they stated that they immediately sent an ambulance crew along with two medics in cars. They added that they also sent a hazardous area response team but unfortunately, they couldn’t save the person at the scene and he died.
Scotland Yard also shared that Matthew was declared dead at the scene only and his sudden passing is not being treated as suspicious. Besides, the West London Coroner stated that an investigation into the shocking death has been started. Reports claim that the 50-years-old composer died on September 8. It is coming forward that a post mortem has already taken place and the officials are awaiting histology and toxicology reports to move further in their investigation. Once the said reports will come out, they might find the cause of his death. Keith, Strachan’s father, expressed his sadness on his son’s demise and said that Matthew was loved by his family and will be dearly missed.
Ever since the news came to light, tributes flood in for the music composer. Talking about Matthew Strachan, he had written the opening theme for Who Wants to be a Millionaire along with his father. in 1988. It helped the duo being honoured by almost 12 awards for the music while they won 10 awards for the show’s soundtrack. He had also composed music for other popular programmes that include Question Time. Daniel Pemberton, a fellow composer, took to his Twitter and expressed his sorrow on Matthew’s demise. He wrote that Strachan will always be remembered as the composer of the mentioned show.