|Dr. Ray Dolby, founder of founded Dolby Laboratories, has died.|
Dolby, 80, died at his home in San Francisco, it was announced on Friday last.
The sound master was suffering from Alzheimer's and has been diagnosed with acute Leukaemia in his later years.
Synonymous with sound, Dolby founded Dolby Laboratories in 1965 and pioneered ground breaking noise reduction and surround sound technologies, owning more than 50 patents.
Dolby Labs paid tribute to Dr. Dolby saying his" pioneering work continues to inspire technologies that fuel the imagination of the entertainment and communications industries and his legacy of innovation will be felt for decades to come".
Dolby Labs won 10 Academy Awards and 13 Emmys for its contribution to sound entertainment.
Dr. Dolby said: "I was never a gold-digger, or an Oscar-digger, or anything like that. I just had an instinct about the right sort of things that should be done in my business. So all these things just fell into place."