Terminated 'without cause'
[Update: Bungie released a statement which reads: "For more than a decade, Marty O’Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans. Today, as friends, we say goodbye. We know that wherever his journey takes him, he will always have a bright and hopeful future. We wish him luck in all his future endeavors."]
Bungie's composer Marty O'Donnell, who wrote Halo's iconic theme and had been working on the upcoming Destiny, has been fired from Bungie. O'Donnell's involvement with the company predates Microsoft buying the company in 1999. He was one of the few original staff members still with the company.
O'Donnell tweeted, "I'm saddened to say that Bungie's board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014."