Legendary computer game musician Richard Joseph has passed away at age 53. He had been ill for a short period of time with Lung Cancer.
The BAFTA-winning Joseph was one of the British pioneers of sampling in games. While he was known for his many Bitmap Brothers tunes (featuring well-known artists such as Betty Boo), he worked steadily in game music up to and including Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Many fondly remember his creations for Sensible, such as the controversial "War Has Never Been So Much Fun" tune in Cannon Fodder and, of course, "Goal Scoring Superstar Hero" used in Sensible Soccer.
Sucks. His Amiga music was unbelievable. One of my favorite composers. RIP, Richard.
That is horrible! He was part of the Bitmap Bros brand, and one of the leading Amiga musicians.
Sad news. This guy's work was a part of my youth, however pathetic that sounds.