Patti Webster, the founder and CEO of the well-known and highly respected public relations agency W&W Public Relations, Inc., died today (Sept. 13) after a prolonged illness.

Webster launched Middlesex, New Jersey-based W&W in 1991. Over the ensuing 22 years, the full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm has represented a diverse list of entertainment, sports and corporate clients. Those individuals and organizations within the music industry include Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Usher, the BMI Urban Awards, Patti LaBelle, the Estate of Otis Redding, eOne music, Anthony Hamilton and Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound. Additional clients include Halle Berry, talk show host Steve Harvey, the HollyRod Foundation and NBA players Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.

Prior to establishing W&W, Webster spent three years with the New York office of Rogers & Cowan. During that time, she worked on various music/corporate entertainment accounts including Quincy Jones’ Qwest Records, Stevie Wonder, Julio Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Diana Ross and Celine Dion. Also an ordained minister, Webster authored the 2008 book “It Happened in Church: Stories of Humor from the Pulpit to the Pews.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.