Music exec Billy Schrank dies at 60

Worked on soundtracks for 'The Bodyguard,' 'The Big Chill'

Billy Schrank, a music executive who worked on several soundtracks at studios including Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney and Columbia Pictures, died of complications from a stroke in Los Angeles on Dec. 12. He was 60.

During his 30 years in the music business, Schrank worked on soundtracks for high-profile films including “The Bodyguard,” “The Big Chill,” “Ghostbusters,” “Against All Odds,” “The Karate Kid” and “Stand by Me.”

Schrank was a native of Albuquerque who attended the U. of New Mexico.

He is survived by his partner of 35 years, music executive Paul Cooper. A memorial service will be announced shortly.

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