John Cacavas, composer of films such as Airport 1975, Airport '77, Horror Express, and the TV series Kojak, passed away yesterday. In addition to composing, Cacavas also served as a conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Beverly Hills Pops. He was also an author whose works included his autobiography, Do-Re-Mi: My Life in Music, and a novel titled A Song for Lynbidium. He was nominated twice for an Emmy.

John Cacavas divided his time between his homes in Beverly Hills and London. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and their three children.