Breaking News: Ray Milton Dolby dies of leukemia at the age of 80

Founder of Dolby Laboratories, Ray Milton Dolby died of leukemia on September 12, 2013, at his home in San Francisco at the age of 80. Dolby was a very accomplished Engineer - founder of Dolby Laboratories, co-inventor of video tape recording while at Ampex, a billionaire and a member of the Forbes 400 with an estimated net worth of US$2.9 billion in 2008.

Kevin Yeaman, president and chief executive of Dolby Laboratories, said "Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary".[8]Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said Dolby had "changed the way we listen to music and movies for nearly 50 years" and that Dolby's "technologies have become an essential part of the creative process for recording artists and filmmakers, ensuring his remarkable legacy for generations to come."

Born Ray Milton Dolby January 18, 1933 Portland, Oregon, United States
Died September 12, 2013(aged 80) San Francisco, United States
Education
Home town Palo Alto, California
Spouse(s) Dagmar Baumert (1966–2013; his death)[1]
Children
Parents Earl Milton (an inventor) and Esther Eufemia Dolby
Engineering career
Engineering discipline Electrical engineering,physics
Institution memberships Dolby Laboratories
Significant projects Dolby NR
Significant design Surround sound
Significant awards
Military career
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service early 1950s

- Via Wikipedia