Help! soundtrack composer Ken Thorne dies

Ken Thorne, who wrote the incidental music for the Beatles' 1965 film "Help!" has passed away at age 90.
Thorne won an Oscar for scoring the 1966 musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and earned a Grammy nomination for writing the incidental score to the 1965 Beatles film Help! He went on to receive an Emmy nomination for the 1995 CBS TV movie A Season Of Hope.

Thorne was born in England and lived in West Hills, California. He began playing piano at age five and was a professional musician by 15. His other credits include Superman II, Superman III and The Monkees' comedy Head.