Artist manager Gary Rabin, who played a guiding role in the careers of celebrated Australian artist Ross Wilson and rock act the Angels from the 1970s onwards, died of a suspected heart attack in New York City on Saturday (Oct. 31), aged 57.

In a posting on Wilson's website, the one-time Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock frontman remarked, "Gaz was a staunch RW (Ross Wilson) supporter, godfather to my daughter, great deal-maker and deal-breaker, laugh a minute and always right there in it."

Wilson was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1989. The same honor was bestowed on the Angels in 1998.

Rabin is survived by his mother and brother.