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Adam Litovitz Of Jooj Dead At 36

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Canadian composer Adam Litovitz has died.

The Toronto musician who also played with the synth pop band Jooj, was 36.

Although the cause of death at this point is not known, Toronto police verified that Litovitz’s body was found Tuesday (6/18).

Litovitz had been reported missing a few days earlier.

Litovitz was a Genie Award nominee for his original score of 2011’s Year of the Carnivore and he also received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for a track he wrote for Octavio Is Dead! in the Best Original Song category.

An artistic collaborative duo, Jooj featured Litovitz and Sook-Yin Lee, who the Globe and Mail once described as, “…a one woman media arts convergence. One of those truly original people our culture spits out once every generation or so.”

Lee paid tribute to her creative and romantic partner on social media, writing: “Adam Litovitz is pure light. I am so blessed you were in my life. Judge, my baby, I grieve your passing. I love you so much. Thank you for loving me. Friends please send love to Adam.”

Meanwhile, Jooj’s label Last Gang released the following statement: “We are very saddened to learn of Adam’s passing. He was an incredibly talented musician and a joy to work with. We are sending our thoughts to Sook Yin and his family at this very difficult time.”