Quantic Dream Composer Sadly Passes Away At Age 56
It's sad news indeed, but at least his work will always be remembered. A+, my friend.
Developer Quantic Dream has bid farewell to accomplished composer Normand Corbeil, who unfortunately passed away. His first job with the talented team involved co-composing the score for Indigo Prophecy; then he went on to be the lead composer for Heavy Rain, and he had started work on Quantic's latest project, Beyond: Two Souls. Corbeil was 56.
"Normand was not only one of the most talented composers of his generation; he was a formidable person, kind and humble," reads part of the developer's statement. Corbeil's son, Laurent, told Polygon that his father lost a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Corbeil was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2003 ("Hitler: The Rise of Evil") and 2006 ("Human Trafficking"), and his work for Heavy Rain earned him the Original Music award at the 2011 British Academy Video game Awards. The awards will well-deserved.
Goodbye, Normand. You gave gamers some fine music and we certainly appreciate fantastic music. Thanks.
1/28/2013 9:44:13 PM John Shepard