Heavy Rain composer passes away

Heavy Rain composer passes away
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

January 28th 2013 at 11:05AM

Normand Corbeil dies from pancreatic cancer aged 56

The composer behind Heavy Rain’s musical score, Normand Corbeil, has passed away, aged 56 from pancreatic cancer.

The French-Canadian’s death was confirmed by a thread on a cancer support forum. The thread was reportedly started by Corbeil’s son, Laurent Bastien Corbeil.

Corbeil was born in Montreal, Quebec, on April 6th, 1956. He had a number of awards to his name for his work in film, television and video games.

However, he is probably best known for his work on Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain, for which his stimulating film noir score set the mood for one of this generation’s most original titles, and won him accolades including a BAFTA and an AIAS award.

He was also working on the score for Quantic Dream’s upcoming PS3 title, Beyond: Two Souls.

You can listen to Corbeil’s soundtrack to Heavy Rain here.