Obit: John Cacavas

Longtime film and TV composer John Cacavas has died at 83.

Cacavas wrote music for such classic series as Hawaii Five-0, Mrs. Columbo and Quincy. He also composed a new theme for the final season of Kojak.

Mr. Cacavas worked on the music for the Airport 1975 and ’77 big screen pics, as well as some made-for-TV movies. His later works included The Equalizer and Matlock.

Cacavas passed away Tuesday in Beverly Hills.

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