- Ralph Henry Baer, known as the “Father of Video Games” died on 6th December 2014 at the age of 92.
- He was a German-American video game inventor and was famous for his contributions to the video games industry.
- He was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2004 for his groundbreaking and pioneering creation, development and commercialization of interactive video games.
- He is survived by 2 sons, James and Mark; a daughter, Nancy Baer and 4 grandchildren.
- He had donated his early game hardware collection to several museums which also includes the Smithsonian Institution.