Summary: former president and chief executive officer of Motown Records from 1988 to 1995 who helped to foster the careers of Boyz II Men, Johnny Gill, and Queen Latifah, but who was head of the urban division at DreamWorks Records from 1998 to 2001 after his Motown tenure and later worked at Def Soul Classics, a division of Def Jam Records.
Cause of Death: Drowned in a hot tub
Born: May 5, 1949
Died: November 4, 2008
Location: Malibu, California