The music writer passed away at his home on Tuesday (21Sep10). His cause of death was not known as WENN went to press.
Burgon's most well-known pieces formed the soundtrack for the 1981 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, starring Jeremy Irons - and earned him a prestigious Ivor Novello award.
He also penned music for films including Monty Python's Life Of Brian and The Chronicles of Narnia, as well as for cult sci-fi show Doctor Who.
James Rushton, of his publishers Chester Music, says, "Geoffrey Burgon was one of very few composers in recent times whose music has truly touched the hearts of the international public."
He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Krofchak and their son Daniel, as well as two children from a previous marriage.