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Music publicist and manager Ronnie Lippin dies at age 59 of breast cancer

Music publicist and manager Ronnie Lippin dies at age 59 of breast cancer

Ronnie Lippin, a veteran publicist and manager who worked with rock icons such as Eric Clapton, Brian Wilson and Prince, died Monday.
Lippin died of a rare form of breast cancer at Cedar Sinai Medical Center here, according to a statement from The Lippin Group. She was 59 years old.
Though she got her start working as a publicist for film and stage productions, Lippin, a Brooklyn, New York, native, migrated to music publicity when she moved to Los Angeles with her husband, Dick Lippin.
She started out as a chief publicist for MCA Records and later worked with Elton John's Rocket Records and became the top publicist for RSO Records, home of the Bee Gees and the best-selling "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever" Soundtracks.
In 1989 she joined The Lippin Group, the marketing and public relations firm founded by her husband. There, she represented acts ranging from Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits to Clapton to Prince. She also served as a co-manager to Wilson.
"Ronnie Lippin was one of the most loving, thoughtful, sensitive and caring people I've ever met," Wilson said in a statement. "Long before she became my publicist and co-manager, we connected in a way that I knew I wanted her to be part of my career forever. ... God only knows why she's been taken all too soon."
At the time of her death, she was president of The Lippin Group.
Lippin is survived by her husband and a daughter, Alexandra, who also works for The Lippin Group.


Updated : 2021-10-18 04:08 GMT+08:00