(International Herald Tribune, Sept. 23, 2006)
"LONDON Sir Malcolm Arnold, the first British composer to win
an Academy Award, died Saturday at the age of 84 after a short
illness, his carer said.
Arnold, who won an Oscar for the music to "Bridge on the River
Kwai" in 1958, died in the hospital in Norfolk county, eastern
England, after suffering from a chest infection, said Anthony
Day, Arnold's companion and carer for 23 years."