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