It is with a very heavy heart and deep sorrow that I have learned that Jory, kind and brilliant game audio guru, passed away last night.
Here is what his parents posted on FB:
“We are deeply heartbroken that our son, Jory Kyle Prum, passed away last night, April 22, 2016. We placed him in God’s hands and he was taken around 9 PM. We were by his side as he took his last peaceful breath and completed a 41 year life that was full of passion, love, music, technology, humor, and generosity. As an international pioneer in video game audio, he touched thousands upon thousands of people around the world. Self-taught, he was a computer genius, as well as a consummate sound designer for film and video. He was unique–a one of a kind–free spirit and Renaissance man that will be missed and kept forever in our hearts.”
-Leslye Hein Prum & Sam Prum
Here is the latest information on the graveside service:
“We have rescheduled the graveside service for Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery outside of Denver, CO, followed by a reception at a family member’s home. All are welcome. In accordance with our traditions, please do not send flowers. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Jory Prum Memorial Fund, 3331Lavender Drive, Yorba Linda, CA. 92886, toward a Scholarship or Chair in Sound Design at Jory’s Alma Mater, California Institute of the Arts.
A Shiva service, where the family receives visitors, will now be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM, at Jory’s home in Yorba Linda, CA”
There has already been an outpouring of prayers, sadness and disbelief on Facebook over this news. It is a sad day for us all.