In Memory

Ron Jones



February 07, 2004|Dennis McLellan | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Ron Jones, co-founder and chairman of the Los Angeles-based SongPro Inc., the maker of a computer device he invented that turns Nintendo's Game Boy into a digital audio and video player, has died. He was 48.

Jones, whose company is the first African American-owned portable digital multimedia device manufacturer, died of gastric cancer Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.