D'Angelo's Former Manager Dominique Trenier Found Dead

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D'Angelo performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Jul. 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Dominique Trenier, former manager of D’Angelo and 20-year music executive, was found dead in his Los Angeles home Friday morning (Aug. 5), Okayplayer reports. No cause of death has been revealed yet.

Trenier, who played a major role in the neo-soul movement, was the visionary behind D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” video in 2000, which supercharged the R&B singer’s career. Trenier also produced D’Angelo’s No. 1 2000 album Voodoo and is responsible for Seal’s rendition of Steve Miller’s “Fly Like an Eagle” from the Space Jam soundtrack, which Trenier produced alongside R. Kelly.

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Trenier is also responsible for producing Mark Ronson’s Here Comes the Fuzz and Nikka Costa’s Everybody Got Their Something, a Billboard 200 hit, who Trenier also signed.

The Roots' Questlove remembered his friend and colleague via Instagram with the caption “Trenier. So Much Wisdom. So Little Time.”


Trenier. So Much Wisdom. So Little Time.

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