Normand Corbeil, the celebrated screen and video game composer, has died at age 56. Corbeil
, twice nominated for Emmy awards for his work on Hitler: The Rise of Evil
and Human Trafficking
, composed the award
music of Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain.
He also co-composed Indigo Prophecy
, and was working on the studio's next project, Beyond: Two Souls
. After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2012, Corbeil passed away on January 25.
One of the key components of Heavy Rain
, a game Joystiq doled out five stars
to, was its powerful, often deeply melancholic music. As our reviewer put it, Corbeil's "superb" accompanying score drew you into the experience because it fit the situation so well.
Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and colleagues. Gaming has lost a great composer, but Corbeil's work lives on, and we hope you take the time today to enjoy it