As Ultimate Classic Rock informs, George Marino, who mastered hundreds of albums in a career of nearly 40 years at New York’s Sterling Sound – including many of Roxette’s albums, passed away yesterday. Marino died following a year-long bout with lung cancer.

“Today Sterling Sound and the music industry as a whole has suffered a tremendous loss,” Sterling Sound issued via statement. “Senior Mastering Engineer George Marino lost his battle with cancer this morning. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. George was family to us all and we will miss him dearly.”