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Brad Fuller, Composer of Donkey Kong and Tetris Passes Away

Brad Fuller, composer at Atari passes away due to pancreatic cancer

229px-Brad_FullerBrad Fuller, Atari veteran who helped create soundtracks to various classic video games in the 1980s, has died after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Fuller’s carer started in the gaming industry in 1978. He joined Atari in 1982, where he scored Tetris, Donkey Kong, Marble Madness and Gauntlet II. From here he served as Director of Audio for over a decade working on sound effects as well as soundtracks. In 1993 he was promoted to Director of Engineering, three years later he left to become a partner for Matter to Magic Studios. In 1998 to 1999 he worked as the software manager at Digital TV before having a three year career at OpenTV.

He later co-founded Sonaural Audio Studios developing audio and audio software for the gaming industry.

Fuller posted on 9th December, an update to his blog regarding his pancreatic cancer saying that ‘Plan A’ to reduce a blockage in his liver had failed.  Follow up came two days later informing that ‘Plan B’ was successful and he would be returning home. Tragically on 2nd January Fuller’s family posted a short message about his passing.

“Thank you for all your prayers and support.

“He fought hard to beat the cancer but in the end he went peacefully.”

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