Update: Lookout Management has released the following statement regarding the death of its founder, Elliot Roberts:
It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm the passing of Elliot Roberts (76), longtime manager of Neil Young on the morning of Friday June 21st. No further details are available at this time.
Roberts, among the most respected and beloved music industry figures of all time, leaves an indelible footprint as a pioneer and leader in the business of artist representation. During his tenure he’s guided the careers of the most enduring and influential artists of our time, including Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, (to name only a few) and of course, Neil Young throughout his career. His uncanny intellect, unmatched, sharp wit, larger-than-life charisma along with his keen understanding of the music industry will remain unparalleled. Truly one of a kind, he will be missed always and by many. He is survived by his sons Jason, Ethan, Matthew and Zackary, and partner Dana Fineman.