JOHN BARRY, the film composer, who won five Oscars and is best known for creating music for the James Bond movies, has died of a heart attack. He was 77. Fellow Bond composer David Arnold wrote on his Twitter feed: It was with a heavy heart that I tell you John Barry passed away this morning. I think James Bond would have been far less cool without John Barry holding his hand, Arnold later told BBC Radio. Barrys Bond compositions included Goldfinger, From Russia With Love and You Only Live Twice, and his Academy Awards included best music for Dances With Wolves, Out of Africa and Born Free. Born John Barry Prendergast in 1933, the York-born musician first found fame as leader of the John Barry Seven. He went on to compose scores for 11 Bond films in total, and he received a Bafta fellowship in 2005. Barry was awarded an OBE in 1999 for services to music. His most recent film score featured in the 2001 war thriller Enigma. Barrys first Oscars came in 1967 for his Born Free score and its title theme. Telegraph