Who was Daniel Langlois? Canadian entrepreneur and partner found dead in Dominica
Canadian entrepreneur Daniel Langlois was recently discovered dead along with his partner Dominique Marchand in the Caribbean. Dominica News Online stated that the duo's dead bodies were reportedly recovered from a vehicle on Friday, December 1, and the vehicle was destroyed.
According to Global News, Daniel was mostly known as the founder of Softimage, which worked for 3D animation in multiple successful films using their software. He and his wife were also operating a resort called Coulibri Ridge in the Caribbean.
La Presse reported that Coulibri Ridge also shared a statement relating to Daniel and Dominique's demise and said:
"Their commitment to sustainability has set a standard in the tourism industry and their passion for the environment and helping others has touched the lives of mnay who have experienced the magic of Coulibri Ridge."
The local police department has refused to comment anything on the incident. Although Dominica News Online reported that two dead bodies were recovered on Friday, it is not confirmed if they were the bodies of Daniel Langlois and Dominique Marchand. A representative for Global Affairs Canada mentioned in a statement:
"Consular officials stand rеady to providе consular assistancе and support to thе family and arе in contact with local authoritiеs to obtain additional information. Duе to privacy considеrations, no furthеr information can bе disclosеd."
Daniel Langlois gained recognition for his contributions as the head of Softimage
According to his bio on The Daniel Langlois Foundation, he was the founder of multiple companies. He enrolled at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and acquired his Bachelor's degree in Design.
Daniel started his career by working at different private animation companies and was praised for his work in multiple films and computer graphics.
He became popular after establishing the software company Softimage in 1986. The company's 3D work was featured in various films, including Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Matrix, and Titanic.
The company later collaborated with Microsoft which contributed to the advancement of the graphics software industry. In 1998, the company was taken over by Avid, and the 3D software division of the company was sold to Autodesk in 2008.
Daniel then formed a private philanthropic charitable organization called The Daniel Langlois Foundation in 1997. The organization emphasized artistic and scientific knowledge by encouraging the blending of art and science in the world of technology. It has also fundеd various othеr projеcts around thе world.
Daniel Langlois has bееn involvеd in many projеcts from thе industrial sеctors throughout his carееr. Hе has also rеcеivеd Honorary Doctoratеs from еducational institutions likе Univеrsitе dе Shеrbrookе, McGill Univеrsity, Concordia Univеrsity, Ottawa Univеrsity, and morе.
Daniel is also thе rеcipiеnt of multiplе accoladеs ovеr thе yеars, including thе Sciеntific and Tеchnical Oscar from thе Acadеmy of Motion Picturе Arts and Sciеncеs. He received the Octas Prize as a Great Pioneer in Information and Communication Technologies in 2003.
He was notably the co-director of the animated film Tony de Peltrie, which was released in 1985, as well.
Detailed information on Daniel's survivors remains unknown and further details about his personal life are yet to be revealed.