Sad news! Thanks for posting this.
Stein wrote some really great music. You never knew where that Creature from the Black Lagoon
music would turn up: like in Dracula vs. Frankenstein
. The independent lable 'Monstrous Movie Music' has released several great new recordings of Stein's music.
The last couple of years have been rought on these horror/sci-fi film composers: Jerry Goldsmith (Planet of the Apes
), Elmer Bernstein (Robot Monster
), and Akira Ifukube (Godzilla
) have all passed away.