Women in Music 2016

Amy Zaret, Warner Bros. Records Veteran, Dies

Credit: Amy Opoka
Warner Bros. artist Jake Miller with Amy Zaret in 2014.

Amy Zaret, a 25-year veteran of Warner Bros. Records who most recently served as the company's svp of sales, has passed away following a recent cancer diagnosis. Zaret was based in Los Angeles.

In a memo sent to staff, WBR chairman and CEO Cameron Strang writes: "It is with deep sadness and with a heavy heart that I write you to share the heartbreaking news that Amy Zaret passed away this morning after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Today is a sad day for all those who were blessed to know her and work with her. A member of the WBR family for 25 years, Amy lived and breathed Warner Bros. Records with a passionate dedication to our artists and their music.

She was an outstanding executive, a beloved colleague, and an exceptional friend. Amy was a force of nature -- smart, joyous, funny, intuitive, and tenacious. Amy was a devoted daughter, sister, and mother to six-year-old Jake. Her strength and bravery over these last weeks was incredible, and it’s a testament to her amazing character that so many friends from across the country flew in to take care of her. Amy is part of the soul of our company, and she will be greatly missed. Please join me in keeping Amy in your thoughts and prayers and in extending our deepest sympathies to her family during this very difficult time."

Josh Groban paid tribute Zaret. He tweeted: "Amy was a huge part of my entire career. She was brilliant at her job and the kindest. We will miss her." He added the hashtag #fuckcancer.