Brian May

Australian film composer Brian May, who wrote the themes and musical scores to 33 feature films including “The Road Warrior” and “Mad Max,” died Friday of a heart attack in Australia. He was 63.

Feature films May scored also include “Dr. Giggles,” “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare,” “Hurricane Smith,” “Steel Dawn,” “Missing in Action II: The Beginning” and “Gallipoli.”

May’s composing credits for TV included “Tales From the Crypt,” “Dark Justice,” “Return to Eden” and “The Last Outlaw.”

May, who also wrote the underscores and themes to 17 motion picture soundtrack albums, received numerous international awards, including best original score (the Miklos Rosza Award) for “The Survivor” at the Paris Intl. Festival.

May is survived by four children.

Services will be Friday in Australia.

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