Jeff Wald, who served as a longtime supervisor of producer and boxing promoter, died on Friday. He was 77.
Wald’s daughter, Traci Wald, confirmed his passing to The Hollywood Reporter. No reason behind demise was obtainable.
“To the very finish, he was laughing and combating for the life he lived with epic proportions in each manner,” Wald stated in an announcement supplied to The Hollywood Reporter. “He was surrounded by the household he cherished a lot and the music that was the soundtrack to his lifetime of everlasting optimism. We’re heartbroken by the lack of our husband, father, buddy and fierce advocate for girls’s rights and justice for all.”
Wald was the long-time supervisor for Australian singer Helen Reddy, with whom he was married for 18 years. Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, the producer, supervisor and boxing promoter represented via his administration firm an array of well-known stars together with Donna Summer season, Sylvester Stallone, George Carlin, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Roseanne Barr, Mike Tyson and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
In a 2011 interview with THR, Wald spoke about his years of drug dependancy and at the moment, greater than 20 years of sobriety. “I’m 25 years sober now. I by no means thought I might try this. And I don’t miss it,” he stated. “I’m married now, 20 years, to the identical individual. I’m truly trustworthy. I’ve obtained an awesome child; I listen. I’m current. I’ve obtained a superb relationship with my older youngsters. God bless them for being so tolerant.”
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