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Pro Audio In Memoriam 2020

Here, we honor audio pros the industry lost this year that were memorialized in the pages of Pro Sound News, starting in January, 2020 and moving chronologically through the year to December.

In memoriamNew York, NY 2020 (December 24, 2020)—As we look back at 2020, it is impossible to think of the year without remembering all the people we’ve lost. The Coronavirus has taken over 300,000 people in the U.S. at this writing, and sadly more will join that terrible number in the weeks and months to come. We offer our sympathies to all who have lost someone this year.

In the pro-audio industry, many succumbed to the virus, but there were likewise many who came to the end of their travels for other reasons. Here, we honor audio pros the industry lost this year that were memorialized in the pages of Pro Sound News, starting in January, 2020 and moving chronologically through the year to December.

Tim Boyle, Hollywood Score Mixer, Dead at 71
Recording Engineer Nick Blagona, Dead at 74
Producer Andrew Weatherall, Dead at 56
Legendary Monitor Engineer Brian Hendry Passes at 67
Lectrosonics Rep Howard Kaufman Passes
Legendary Producer Keith Olsen Dead
Tom Kobayashi, Skywalker Sound / ISDN Pioneer, Dead at 91
Larry Edgeworth, NBC News Audio Tech, Dies of COVID-19
Producer/Engineer Knox Phillips, Dead at 74
Sam Clayton Jr, Producer-Engineer / Jamaican Bobsled Team Member, Dead at 58
Roy Williams, FOH Engineer for Robert Plant/Led Zeppelin, Dead at 73
Producer Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon, Dead at 59
Producer/Artist Rupert Hine, Dead at 72
Former Sennheiser Executive Paul Whiting Passes
Ken Nightingall, Star Wars Boom Operator, Dead at 92
Hard Rock Producer/Engineer Martin Birch, Dead at 71
FOH Engineer Vinnie Kowalski, Dead at 58
Legendary Studio Designer Francis Manzella Passes
Barry O’Hare, Jamaican FOH Engineer, Dead at 56
David Croxton, KV2 Sales Director, Dead at 59
Zappa Engineer/Pro-Audio Exec Mark Pinske Dead at 70
Mark Brunner, Shure Executive, Passes
BAE Audio Founder Cameron “Brent” Averill, 1949-2020
Recording Engineer Donald C. Hahn Passes at 81
Bruce Swedien, Legendary Engineer, Dead at 86
Producer Jason Slater, Dead at 49

 

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