Obits & Tributes

Lasse Olsson

ILMC is sad to report that Viva Art Music founder, Lasse Olsson, died on 18 August, 2012. He was 52 and had been suffering from cancer.

Brent Grulke (1961-2012)

On the morning of August 13th, Brent Grulke, Creative Director of SXSW passed away as a result of a heart attack after undergoing oral surgery. He was 52. 

Willie Robertson

Willie Robertson, pioneer of the insurance industry and one of the live music businesses most enigmatic figures, has died following a determined fight against cancer at the age of 67. Willie passed away on Saturday 9 July, 2011. His wife Angie and family were with him.

Willie founded insurance specialists Robertson Taylor along with Bob Taylor and Ian France in 1977...

Matthew Sztumpf

Matthew Stzumpf died on March 21, 2010, after suffering a brain aneurysm. He will be badly missed by the many friends and colleagues he encountered around the world during a long and varied career in live music. 

Jim Aiken

After a career in live music spanning four decades, Northern Ireland entertainment promoter Jim Aiken died on February 27th 2007, following a short illness.