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Title: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: Vyper68 on 11:50, 04 October 18
Hi all, Just seen this and I cannot believe it. Ben Daglish has passed away and he was only 52. He did a lot of chip music for Speccy and Amstrad games so we have all heard some of his work at some point or other.
Sad times.
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: Widukind on 12:09, 04 October 18
Thanks for this sad information.

Cancer again. I've lost some close friends to cancer. It's a terrible illness.
 
Years ago we retro fans already lost another fine musician, Richard Joseph.
 
Now Ben Daglish: may he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: AMSDOS on 12:50, 04 October 18
I remember him sadly for a below-par game which had this incredible tune, AA reviewed that of course and acknowledge the tune as the standout.
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 13:24, 04 October 18
Another great chip-master goes up to the heavens! RIP! :'(




https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-10-04-legendary-game-music-composer-ben-daglish-dies-age-52 (https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-10-04-legendary-game-music-composer-ben-daglish-dies-age-52)

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-04-tributes-paid-to-ben-daglish-1980s-video-game-music-legend (https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-10-04-tributes-paid-to-ben-daglish-1980s-video-game-music-legend)

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/04/legendary-c64-composer-ben-daglish-has-died-8005131/ (https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/04/legendary-c64-composer-ben-daglish-has-died-8005131/)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-45677787 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-45677787)


 
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: ervin on 13:40, 04 October 18
Whenever one of our heroes passes away, it always seems to hurt more and more...
And it makes me feel old as well.
 :'(
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: VincentGR on 16:07, 04 October 18
Saw that yesterday but had no time to post it.
Sad news indeed.
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: Vyper68 on 16:45, 04 October 18
Saw that yesterday but had no time to post it.
Sad news indeed.
I just saw this today when I checked in on IndieRetro. It's very sad he was only two years older than me so it makes you think about things. That damned Cancer has taken too many of my family,friends and heroes even with today's improvements in treatment it's just not fair.
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 23:04, 04 October 18
sad news , rip
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: Scarlettkitten on 23:35, 04 October 18
Having recently lost my wife to cancer it's something very close to my heart <3 


I enjoyed chatting to him when I saw him the other month and may he rest in peace <3
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: Targhan on 13:27, 05 October 18
Listening to Masters of the Universe and Motor Massacre. Such great tunes.
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: MaV on 14:14, 05 October 18
When someone like Charles Aznavour dies of old age (94), that's sad news but at least there's consolation in that he's lived a full life.

When a guy like Ben Daglish dies much too early at age 52, someone who is close your own age (as are most other users in this forum), that news kicks you hard in the groin.
 
Rest in peace! Your music will not be forgotten!
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: Carnivius on 14:47, 05 October 18
Yeah, way too young and he was a very talented 8-bit computer music composer.  Some of my fave ever game tunes come from games such as Switchblade, Dark Fusion and Death Wish 3 which he did.
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: Skunkfish on 19:04, 06 October 18
Really sad news, my thoughts go out to his his family and friends .The Deflector theme tune is probably my favourite videogame composition of all time...
Title: Re: Ben Daglish has passed away
Post by: TomEtJerry on 11:17, 07 October 18
I can't believe it  :'( . Ben Daglish was one of my favourite CPC composers. He is the first one who has used hardware shapes in CPC music, these sounds were for me just incredible :-). In the past, I have "stolen" some of his titles (Switchblade, The real stunt experts, Venom strikes back) for cractkros.

Ironicaly, I am looking every morning since two weeks this video. The first part is really great and gives me strength to go to work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61RyvkeO2g0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61RyvkeO2g0)

Thanks for all Ben, we will not forget you  !