I just recieved this e-mail from Film Music World:
VETERAN COMPOSER SHIRLEY WALKER DIES AT 61
Composer Shirley Walker passed away Wednesday evening after suffering a
brain aneurism from which she did not regain consciousness. She was 61.
Shirley Walker was widely considered a pioneer for women film
composers, and she stood at the podium at a time when few women were doing so in
First Basil and now this. This is a very tragic day.
James W.G. Smith