Josh Humiston, a partner and music agent at the Agency for the Performing Arts, died Wednesday in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 48.
"Josh was a unique and exceptional agent who was fiercely passionate and loyal to his clients and this company for 26 years," Jim Gosnell, CEO of APA, said in a statement. "A much-loved member of our APA family, he wore his heart on his sleeve and would fight equally as hard for his clients as he did his colleagues. He will be extremely missed by all of us as well as the music community in which he served."
Humiston was promoted to partner in 2007, becoming the first agent in the company's 59-year history to begin in the mailroom and make it that far. His clients over the years included Flogging Molly, X, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Judas Priest, Skillet and Everclear, among many others.