NewsOctober 30, 2021 1:37 PM ET3,188 views

Longtime Death manager Eric Greif dies

Greif and Schuldiner

Eric Greif with Death mastermind Chuck Schuldiner

Venerable band manager and entertainment lawyer Eric Greif has reportedly passed away at age 59. Insulin-dependent for much of his life, Greif had been on dialysis for the last five years and had still been seeking a kidney transplant at the time of his death.

Manager for a handful of metal acts over the years (including Cynic, Obituary, and Massacre), Greif was most well known for his close involvement with Chuck Schuldiner and legendary band Death. A manager, lawyer, and friend to Schuldiner, who passed away in 2001, Greif has continued to handle most of Schuldiner's business affairs and curate his legacy via his Perseverance Holdings Ltd.

Death-inspired band Gruesome had the following to say: "Today we mourn the loss of longtime Death manager Eric Greif. When we first even thought of doing Gruesome, it was Eric who's blessing we sought and he was very supportive of the band. He truly loved Chuck and was always so happy to see his legacy live on. Eric was also a dedicated and loving father to his two children...much love and light to them in this difficult time. RIP"

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anonymous 207 days ago

RIP


united_ninety_three 207 days ago

Huge bummer. RIP


anonymous 207 days ago

awful news


carveyournamein 207 days ago

RIP in peace.


anonymous 207 days ago

Evil hero is late to commenting from his moms basement


anonymous 207 days ago

Good grief


anonymous 207 days ago

I have always loved Blondie and grew up in the '70s when this group was in their "heyday". I have no idea who Longtime Death is.


_d0thack_ 207 days ago

RIP


anonymous 207 days ago

Worst news I've ever heard.


anonymous 207 days ago

"Dialysis" in a death metal font would probably look pretty cool. I'm gonna start working on that.


anonymous 207 days ago

rip to a real one.


evil_hero 206 days ago

anonymous 1 day ago Evil hero is late to commenting from his moms basement hey now. i live in her attic. not her basement


evil_hero 206 days ago

pretty metal of this dude to die


evil_hero 206 days ago

anonymous 1 day ago "Dialysis" in a death metal font would probably look pretty cool. I'm gonna start working on that. lol


anonymous 205 days ago

^ lol





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