Thursday, November 6, 2008

Music exec Jheryl Busby dies at 59

Music industry executive Jheryl Busby, who headed up the iconic Motown Records during the heyday of R&B acts like Boyz II Men and Johnny Gill, has died at age 59.

Busby was discovered early Tuesday in a hot tub at his home in Malibu, according to Los Angeles County assistant coroner Ed Winter.

Cause of death is still being investigated, but could be an accident or natural causes, Winter said.

The Los Angeles-born Busby worked at various record companies, getting his start at the famed Stax Records in Memphis as well as at MCA Records. At the latter, he eventually rose to become president of the black music division in the mid-1980s.

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