Celebration of life services for respected urban promotion executive Mark Boyd will be held tomorrow (April 21) in Plantation, Florida at Saint Gregory Catholic Church. Boyd, who died on April 14 following a brief illness, was 52.

Formerly VP of urban promotion at Virgin and later VP of promotion at Sobe Entertainment, Boyd most recently headed his own Florida-based firm, Pinnacle Marketing & Promotions. His industry background includes earlier posts as senior director of urban promotion, promotions manager and southwest regional director at such companies as EMI, Capitol, Motown and Giant. During his career, Boyd worked with a wide range of acts, including Arrested Development, India.Arie, Angie Stone, D'Angelo, Dianne Reeves, Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey.

Boyd is survived by his wife Suzanne and daughters Shameia, Danielle and Sydney. Funeral and interment services will be held April 28 in Fort Worth, Texas at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. A memorial service is being planned for June in Los Angeles. Any inquiries may be directed to Lenny Whiteside at [email protected]