Audio Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies at Age 80
Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, died Thursday, September 12th at the age of 80.
CBS News reports that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer's disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this summer.
The Recording Academy has released The Following statement on Dolby's passing:
Technical GRAMMY Award recipient Ray Dolby was an inventor and pioneer in noise-reduction and surround-sound technology. With Dolby Laboratories, his passion for sound led to innovations that have changed the way we listen to music and movies for nearly 50 years.
His technologies have become an essential part of the creative process for recording artists and filmmakers, ensuring his remarkable legacy for generations to come. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, and the talented employees of Dolby Labs who will continue to be inspired by his incredible vision.