Michael Theanne, the longtime manager for Steve Aoki, Cheat Codes and Deorro, passed away on Saturday (Feb. 29) after collapsing near his home in Los Angeles. He was 45.
As Aoki's manager in the United Kingdom and other international territories since 2008, Theanne shepherded Aoki's international career. He helped establish Aoki as a leading global EDM artist by securing him headlining slots at major European festivals, such as Tomorrowland, and booking his Ibiza residencies, including this summers' run at Amnesia. Theanne received a 2016 Grammy nomination for his work on the Steve Aoki documentary, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.