Prolific audio engineer Jory Prum passed away Friday, nearly a month after a motorcycle accident left him in a coma. News of his passing spread over the weekend as colleagues mourned the news on social media.
"Jory Prum touched many lives with his talent & kindness," said Double Fine founder Tim Schafer. "LucasArts to Broken Age & Grim Remastered, we couldn't have done it without him."
Telltale Games creative director Nick Herman added, "Can't believe Jory Prum is gone. An incredible guy who brought laughter and warmth to everyone who stepped into his studio. Tragic stuff."
Prum had been working on game audio since the late 1990s, when he contributed to key LucasArts releases like Star Wars: Episode I - Racer, Escape from Monkey Island, and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine. He would collaborate frequently with former LucasArts developers over his career, working not just with Double Fine but with Telltale Games on numerous releases, from the studio's first release Bone all the way through its hit The Walking Dead series. He also ran the studio.jory.org recording facility in the Bay Area, which counted Pixar, Activision, Ubisoft, and BioWare among its clientele.
Prum's work garnered multiple award nominations, and earned wins at the Game Audio Network Guild Awards as well as the Norwegian Game Awards.