03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bob Moog, Creator Of Moog Synthesizer, Dead At 71...

Dr. Robert Moog, musical pioneer and inventor of the Moog synthesizer, died Sunday from a recently diagnosed brain tumor.

A note on his family's personal website reads: "On Aug 21, 2005 Bob Moog passed away. He was a gentle and humble man with a wonderful sense of humor and a brilliance that inspired millions around the world."

Moog was the recipient of a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement in 1970.

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