Very sad news for those interested in the pioneers of electronic music
Max inspired a generations of musicians, scientists and composers and the software environment MAX (which is almost universally used in live electronic performance) was given his name !
He also synthesised the voice that sings "Daisy , Daisy" at the end of 2001 an awesome achievement at the time

more here

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/ar...uary&seid=auto