The Emmy Award-winner passed away at his home in Valencia, California on 23 November (15) following a long battle with iron overload disease hemochromatosis.

Griffith was considered a pioneer in the industry of live concert recordings in the 1970s, and he helped introduce digital surround sound to TV and movies in the 1980s, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In 1998, he won an Emmy for his work on National Geographic documentary Rat. He was also feted with two Golden Reel Awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for TV series Tales From the Crypt.

In addition to his sound editing work, he also earned two gold records as the producer of songs Making Love Out of Nothing at All and Late Again (Live Version). He also served as a producer of the 1980 TV special Sammy Davis, Jr: The Golden Years and worked on several films including Talk Radio, Jersey Girl and One Last Ride.