Guitarist, composer and
producer, John Seath-Smith, has died following a battle with brain cancer.
Seath-Smith, composer of Canada's pop-culture Body Break music theme, passed
away July 12th, 2008 in Toronto. His wife and music collaborator, Irene Seath-Smith, was by his
John began playing guitar at an early age, performing and touring with Abernathy Shagnaster, The
Innocence and Justin Paige - continuing his musical career composing pop, rock, jazz and classical music.
In 1988, he developed
the musical format and composed, performed and produced the music for "Body
Break". In 1992, John collaborated with his wife to compose additional themes
and incorporate vocals into Body Break. These various music themes continue
being aired across Canada to this date.
Earlier this year,
Seath-Smith underwent surgery to remove tumours from his brain. Radiation treatment and chemotherapy failed to stop the
spread of the disease.
Remembered by musicians
and friends for his love of arranging music and his pursuit of interesting
guitar and keyboard voicings, Seath-Smith was a generous musician and
philanthropist whose devotion and loyalty to friends and family will always be