Robert Zildjian: 1923 - 2013

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Robert Zildjian: 1923 - 2013

Sabian Cymbals Ltd. sent out a press release stating Canadian cymbal designer and manufacturer Robert Zildjian, founder of Sabian Cymbals, died today at age 89.

Zildjian founded Sabian Cymbals in 1981 after splitting from the Avedis Zildjian Company following a legal dispute. When Zildjian left the company he agreed to use a different name and branding, essentially building two successful cymbal empires in his lifetime.

Sabian is the second largest manufacturer of cymbals in the world.