12 Apr

GamesIndustry.com reports that Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International, passed away at the age of 83 on April 8th. More information is included after the jump.

Tramiel originally founded a type-writer company in 1954, which grew on to manufacture the legendary Commodore 64 in 1982. Tramiel was forced to leave the company in 1984 and went on to acquire the consumer division from Atari following the 1983 industry collapse. While Tramiel managed to pull Atari back on track in just a few years, Commodore itself went bankrupt in 1994.