Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies at 80


Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies at 80


Dolby, who is the founder of Dolby Laboratories, passes away at his home in San Francisco at the age of 80.

Ray Dolby, an inventor who founded Dolby Laboratories, died on Thursday, September 12. He was 80. According to a spokesperson for the company, Dolby passed away at his home in San Francisco. He suffered form Alzheimer's Disease and acute Leukemia prior to his death.

"Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary," president and CEO of Dolby Laboratories Kevin Yeaman said in a statement, as quoted by Associated Press. Dolby is survived by his wife Dagmar and two sons Tom and David as well as four grandchildren.

Dolby's son, Tom, says that his father's success was due to his love to entertainment and arts. "Though he was an engineer at heart, my father's achievements in technology grew out of a love of music and the arts. He brought his appreciation of the artistic process to all of his work in film and audio recording," the novelist and filmmaker said.

Dolby was born in Portland, Ore. and went to school in Bay Area. He worked at Ampex Corp. while he was still at school. He graduated from Stanford University and continued his education at Cambridge University, England. After serving as United Nation's adviser in India, he went back to U.K. and created Dolby. He moved back to the U.S. when the company established its headquarter in San Francisco.

Dolby had 50 U.S. patents throughout his career. He was also honored with numerous awards for his contribution in technology. Dolby received the National Medal of Technology from President Bill Clinton. In addition, his name was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the U.S. and the Royal Academy of Engineers in the U.K.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant With Travis Scott's Baby
  2. Get a Look at Hulk's Glamorous Sakaar Bed in 'Thor: Ragnarok'
  3. T.I.'s Alleged Side Chick Bernice Burgos Reportedly Wants to Have Baby With Him
  4. Iggy Azalea Responds to Odell Beckham Jr. Dating Rumors: I Don't Even Know Him
  5. Fans Loath ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - See the Hilarious Memes
  6. 'Logan' Producer Hints at X-23 Solo Movie
  7. Kylie Jenner Tells Bella Thorne to be Careful of 'Charming Player' Scott Disick
  8. Kim Kardashian Is Jealous of Kourtney's Banging Bikini Body
  9. Is Gwen Stefani Pregnant With Blake Shelton's Child?
  10. See Ben Affleck Hilariously Imitating Christian Bale's Batman for Red Nose Day

CELEBS PHOTO