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Submission + - Dolby Laboratories founder, Ray Dolby, dies (www.cbc.ca)

WhatHump writes: Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80.

The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer's disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this summer.

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Dolby Laboratories founder, Ray Dolby, dies

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