Corbeil was born on April 6, 1956, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His first work with Quantic Dream was for their game “Indigo Prophecy.” He also composed the score for “Heavy Rain”, for which he won a BAFTA Award for Best Music, and an Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Achievement in Original Score Composition.
Corbeil wasn’t limited to video games: he composed the scores for films like “Double Jeopardy” and “The Art of War”, and was nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys for his music for “Hitler: The Rise of Evil” and “Human Trafficking”. He also composed the score for the pilot episode of “V”, a reboot of the 1980s alien invasion series.
He had recently begun work on Quantic Dream’s upcoming game, “Beyond: Two Souls.”
His son, Laurent Corbeil, said that he had succumbed to a pancreatic cancer after a six-month fight with the disease.
In a statement from Quantic Dream: “Normand was not only one of the most talented composers of his generation; he was a formidable person, kind and humble.”
For more information, you can read Eddie Makuch’s article on Gamespot.