Heavy Rain composer dead

Emmy Award nominee Normand Corbeil passes away at 56 after six-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Award-winning Heavy Rain composer Normand Corbeil has died, Quantic Dream said today in a statement posted to its website. Corbeil's first job with the company was co-composing the music for Indigo Prophecy. He served as the sole composer for Heavy Rain and had begun work on the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls. He was 56.

"Normand was not only one of the most talented composers of his generation; he was a formidable person, kind and humble," Quantic Dream said in a statement.

Corbeil's son Laurent told Polygon that his father died Friday after a six-month fight with pancreatic cancer.

Corbeil was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2003 and again in 2006 for his music composition on Hitler: The Rise of Evil and Human Trafficking, respectively.

His Heavy Rain score earned him the top music accolade at the 2011 British Academy Video Games Awards for Original Music.

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156 comments
monowasp
monowasp

Just finished the game last night, came here to give my opinion on it and read this. Just sad. R.I.P.

Elrax
Elrax

I didn't know about the guy or his music until now and all I can say is thank you.

jark888
jark888

His legacy will be remembered. Thank you.

Ariost
Ariost

R.I.P, your work will be greatly missed.

Flamewolf75
Flamewolf75

Quite a shame, he was very talented. May he rest in peace.

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May God Bless Him. I Will Always Miss Him. When i Will Hear Heavy Rain OST Then i Will Always Remember Him. He was Really One of The Best Composer.

 

surferosh
surferosh

RIP Mr Corbeil.. your contribution in our lives will not be forgotten..

and Gamespot, please try to be a bit more compassionate with your titles when it comes to such matters.. 

fadersdream
fadersdream

I don't remember hating the music in Heavy Rain... I hated everything else so I guess that's like a compliment.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

That's a shame. I really liked the music in Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy.

Kickable
Kickable

RIP.  oh and SHAAAAAAAAAUN

wild09
wild09

Jeez, couldn't give more than 12 seconds to that headline? Nice gamespot, real nice.

Hairygrim
Hairygrim

Could you have a less compassionate title?

Anyways, that man had some fantastic talent. Rest in peace.

DbzJohno
DbzJohno

Horrible news!! My prayers go out to him and his family RIP:(

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

Pancreatic cancer.

As soon as a doctor tells you you have pancreatic cancer, you know your run is up.

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

I really enjoyed the soundtrack in Heavy Rain and it heightened the emotion a lot so I respect him for his good work. I just hope one day we can beat cancer for good and losing loved ones to that horrific illness will be a thing of the past. RIP Normand and any other soul who was taken by Cancer.

flameforce3
flameforce3

RIP Normand Corbeil V_V
*bows head*

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Nice choice of words Gamespot..  :|

Show some respect?

sam628
sam628

article title is " Heavy Rain composer dead" doesn't anyone else have a issue with the title of this article?

Unreal-Aeon
Unreal-Aeon

Rest in peace Normand Corbeil, you'll be missed

sam628
sam628

why does this article use "dead" in title. The article should say title  "sadly passed away". where is the respect when people use the word dead in this article?

Conscrumptured
Conscrumptured

You'll be missed sorely through the eyes of all, brother.

Altazen
Altazen

Rest in Peace Mr. Normand Corbeil

TheEveryMan
TheEveryMan

You made great music and deserved your Bafta award. Rest in peace.

carolino
carolino

Rest in peace and thank you for your amazing music

CRAPCOM1926
CRAPCOM1926

Never actually played, Still sad news.

qualopec_1
qualopec_1

May you make beautiful music wherever you go.

KratosHump3R
KratosHump3R

never played the full game. sad news nevertheless

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

@warhawk-geeby Glad I'm not the only one to think that when I saw the headline. It's offensive. Shame on you GS!

InnerSenses
InnerSenses

@sam628 The news is supposed to be objective. The news should just be delivered as it happened as if a robot reported it and leave the emotional response to the readers.

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

@sam628 How is "dead" disrespectful? Seriously. He is dead. It's a fact. Sugar coating the truth by adding more syllibles to the fact won't make it more respectful.

Falru
Falru

@sam628

@sam628 11 dead in gas explosion accident.


There, I hope that explains it. This man did not "pass away", his life was claimed by a vicious disease, and he died as a result. 56 is no age to go


RIP, may your music continue to stir the hearts of many.