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Adam Litovitz (August 17, 1982 — June 16, 2019) was a Canadian musician and composer.[1] He is most noted for his work on the films Year of the Carnivore, for which he received a Genie Award nomination for Best Original Score at the 31st Genie Awards,[2] and Octavio Is Dead!, for which he was nominated for Best Original Song at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards.[3]

A frequent creative partner of Sook-Yin Lee,[4] with whom he was in an 11-year romantic relationship,[4] the duo also recorded and performed as the band Jooj, which released its debut album in 2015.[5]

Litovitz, who suffered from depression, was last seen on June 15, 2019, and reportedly died the next day.[6] According to Toronto Police, his body was found on June 18, 2019.[7]


  1. ^ "Sook Yin-Lee and Adam Litovitz are JOOJ, Jury, and Executioner". Noisey, June 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "31st Genie Awards: Barney's Version, Incendies lead nominees". The Georgia Straight, February 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "Twenty-seven SOCAN members earn Canadian Screen Awards 2019 noms". Words & Music, February 8, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Sook-Yin Lee: Candid with the Camera — Except for One Thing". Toronto Star, 11 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Sook-Yin Lee’s sorority of naked women". Daily Xtra, May 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "Friends remember 'enormously talented' Toronto musician Adam Litovitz". Thompson Citizen. Canadian Press. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Jooj member Adam Litovitz dead at 36". Now, June 19, 2019.

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