Jim Gaines


Age: 48

Summary: video software architect for the Associated Press known for his "tireless dedication" to technological innovation who joined the AP in 1998 and was a key factor in nearly all the news agency's video initiatives, including the successful rollout of high-definition video and the AP's Video Hub service that provides live video to hundreds of clients around the world.

Cause of Death: Massive chest trauma suffered in an Amtrak train derailment

Born: January 19, 1967

Died: May 12, 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania