Howard Kaufman, who managed acts like Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, and many, many more passed away at the age of 79.
Irving Azoff, one of Kaufman’s business partners, said Kaufman had been ill for some time, though the cause of death is unknown.
Aerosmith gave their condolences through a tweet on Friday.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kaufman family. He was an amazing man and will be missed by many. RIP Howardhttps://t.co/TMNjrmw5Ef
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) January 20, 2017
Truly a behind the scenes legend, he will be missed.