Canadian Oscar-Nominated Sound Mixer Rob Young Passes Away at 76, Leaving a Legacy of Acclaimed Films

Canadian sound mixer Rob Young, who received an Oscar nomination for his work on the Clint Eastwood best picture winner ‘Unforgiven’ (1992), passed away at the age of 76.

The world bid adieu to Rob Young on June 11 in Albi, France, due to complications from a fall in Morocco while he was on a food tour.

Young had a stellar career for 40 years in the industry, where he worked on over 100 films since 1975. He also received a nomination for BAFTA awards for ‘Unforgiven’ and Romeo + Juliet (1996), along with a Cinema Audio Society prize for Jumanji (1995). Young bagged a Genie Award for The Grey Fox (1983) and a Golden Reel Award for X2 (2003).

Young was a part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Cinema Audio Society and later retired to write a novel and screenplay in a small village in the south of France.

Rob Young is succeeded by his wife Yvonne Wetherall, his sister Kathy, his three children, and three grandsons.

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