A memorial for lawyer and music industry veteran Milton Everett Olin Jr., who was killed on Dec. 8 after being struck by a sheriff's patrol car while riding a bicycle, will be held Dec. 21 on the Jim Henson Company Lot (formerly the former A&M Records Lot) at 1416 North La Brea Ave., Los Angeles 90028.
Olin's family has released the following statement:
"We would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support and comfort we have received over the last two weeks following the senseless death of our beloved Milt. We especially want to acknowledge the heartfelt concern of the biking community of which Milt was a proud member. While Milt’s death is a profound loss to the family, his many friends, colleagues and clients, we hope his death will bring greater awareness to the safety needs of our biking community. We are committed to working to implement safety reform that will better protect bike riders of California."
A spokesperson for the family added, "We are investigating this tragic incident and the reports that the Deputy Sheriff entered the bike lane striking and killing Mr. Olin."
A recording of Olin's Dec. 21 tribute will be available on his memorial site, www.MiltOlin.com, which will also allow friends and family to pay respects and share past memories. Charitable donations can also be made at the site.
Olin, 65, was a prominent entertainment attorney for Altschul & Olin LLP, which he co-founded. He also previously served as COO of the online file-sharing service Napster. Prior to Napster, Olin worked for Firstlook.com, an start-up that offered previews of movies, music and games, and for A&M Records as VP of business development and was responsible for signing artists and acquiring music rights.