The film music community suffered a shocking loss today with the death of music contractor Debbi Datz-Pyle, to cancer. Through her work on The Music Team, she (along with partner Gina Zimmitti) would contract the orchestras for such high profile composers as Danny Elfman, John Powell, Elliot Goldenthal, Michael Kamen, George S. Clinton, Graeme Revell, David Arnold, Aaron Zigman, John Ottman and others.

In 2000, her then partner Patti Zimmitti also passed away from cancer, and Gina took over her duties. A memorial service is likely to take place later this week at Forest Lawn, in Burbank.