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Heavy Rain Composer Sadly Passes Away at 56

Posted by Sammy Barker

Leaves behind an incredible legacy

The composer best known for scoring Heavy Rain’s emotional soundtrack, Normand Corbeil, has passed away at 56. The sad news comes courtesy of 8bitfix.com, who reports that the musician was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August of 2012. He lost the battle with the disease on Friday, 25th January.

Corbeil has worked on a slew of television shows and movies in the past, but he is arguably best known for his output on Heavy Rain. He was thought to be working on developer Quantic Dream’s next title, Beyond: Two Souls.

Naturally, our thoughts go out to the composer’s family and friends. Let’s celebrate his work, with a blast of ‘Ethan’s Theme’, one of the most memorable motifs from Heavy Rain’s outstanding score.

[via 8bitfix.com, gameinformer.com]

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User Comments (8)

get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

Easily one of my favourite intro movies and soundtracks of all time. Rest in peace.

SuperconsoleAdmin

#2

Superconsole said:

This is so sad! What great work he did. Each song on the Heavy Rain OST was filled with emotion and meaning.

Gemuarto

#3

Gemuarto said:

Glad for him =). It is always cool to make step beyon borders to something new, even if there is no something =).

thedanman64

#4

thedanman64 said:

His work was amazing. Heavy Rain was full of touching and terrifying moments and Normand's music really helped in driving the impact of these scenes.

I loved the music so much, I actually brought the soundtrack album from Playstation Store. I still listen to it, even to this day.

R.I.P Mr Corbeil. Thoughts go to your family and friends.

Knux

#6

Knux said:

This is beyond sad news. I remember how incredible the soundtrack in Heavy Rain was. RIP Corbeil Normand. :(

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