An important but sad news came to our desk today. Adam Chowaniac, former Commodore exec responsible for bringing the Amiga to Commodore, has passed away on Friday the 13th.

In 1984 he encouraged the Amiga team to become part of Commodore and was responsible for the development of the Amiga computer, the finest graphic machine of its time. The Amiga computer was launched on July 25, 1985, at the Lincoln Centre with Andy Warhol manipulating the Amiga’s graphic design tools to ‘paint’ Debbie Harry on the Amiga screen. He returned to Ottawa in 1986 as CEO of CALMOS Systems. – See more at:

Distrita wishes his family all the best and may he rest in peace.