Double Fine, LucasArts audio legend Jory Prum dies, aged just 41

Celebrated engineer also worked with Telltale and Pixar.

Acclaimed game audio wizard Jory Prum has passed away, aged just 41.

Jory Prum, 1975-2016.

Prum's name may not be immediately familiar, but his work will be. His career saw him record voice over, music and orchestral scores for more than 100 games, including LucasArts' Knights of the Old Republic, Double Fine's Broken Age and Telltale's The Walking Dead.

More recently, his work can be heard in the Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango remasters. For the latter, Prum was able to retrieve the original audio for the game and, with ex-LucasArts composer Peter McConnell, record its new orchestral score.

Double Fine founder Tim Schafer broke the news of Prum's death over the weekend, after word spread that Prum had been involved in a serious motorcycle accident.

Those who knew him were "stunned and deeply saddened", Schafer added.

Prum's career began at LucasArts, and from there bridged over to Telltale Games beginning with its Tales of Monkey Island and Sam & Max series. He also worked stints with EA and Maxis for Sim City 4 and The Sims 2, and then with Double Fine for games such as Brütal Legend.

His work extended onto the big screen, too, and with his own recording studio worked on movies such as Lost in Translation, Adaptation and the Oscar-winning Pixar short For the Birds.

But Prum will be best remembered for his award-winning work with games, and for the huge number of titles his talent touched.

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