Ahmet Ertegun



Age: 83


Summary: founder of Atlantic Records who helped define American music when he established a label that popularized the gritty rhythm-and-blues of Ray Charles, the classic soul of Aretha Franklin, and the British rock of the Rolling Stones.



Cause of Death: Head injuries sustained in an accidental fall


Born: July 31, 1923


Died: December 14, 2006


Location: New York City, New York