Published on April 24th,2011 at 11:56 AM
By >Tom LESKIN

Former Sony President and Chairman dies at 81

Former Sony President and Chairman dies at 81

Sony recently reported that its former president and chairman Norio Ohga died Saturday at 81 due to multiple organ failure.

Ohga had given up a career as an opera singer to join Sony in the 1950s and later led its expansion into movies and video games, presiding over the company’s entry into the home video game business, which it dominated with the PlayStation. He was Sony’s president from 1982 to 1995, succeeded by Nobuyuki Idei, and continued to serve as chairman and representative director until 2000. He was a senior adviser to the company at the time of his death.

He will surely be missed and remembered as a man who helped Sony evolve into the company it is today.

Via Reuters
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  • Anonymous

    Really sad…

    • richard_peou

      yea… without him sony wouldnt be a great tech company today, rest in peace Norio Ohga san

  • http://twitter.com/chrispynutt Christopher Nutt

    1982-1995 wow, kind of the Golden Age of Sony and many other Japanese companies for that matter.

  • http://twitter.com/chrispynutt Christopher Nutt

    1982-1995 wow, kind of the Golden Age of Sony and many other Japanese companies for that matter.

 

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