Audio Legend Dolby DiesSeptember 13, 2013
Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories and a towering figure in the development of audio in the 20th century, passed away Thursday at the age of 80.
"Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary," Kevin Yeaman, Dolby's CEO, said in a statement.
According to an Associated Press obituary, Dolby had lived with Alzheimer's Disease for several years.
Dolby Laboratories was founded in 1965, and the company has had an indelible impact on the consumer electronics, A/V, music and film industries. Dolby was a 2002 inductee to the Dealerscope Hall of Fame.
Dolby's passing follows, by just a few months, the death of another audio pioneer, Bose founder Amar Bose.