Marty Mills, a former music publishing executive and talent agent, died of cancer June 23 in Los Angeles. He was 80.

Mills began his career in the family business, Mills Music, a music publishing company begun by his father, Jack, and his uncle Irving. After working there for many years, he joined the MCA talent agency as an agent for different musical acts, according to his brother Stanley Mills, a music publishing executive who heads his own firm, September Music.

In the late 1950’s Marty Mills partnered with Jerry Keller, a singer/songwriter—a profession that was then an anomaly, but became a trend in subsequent decades—to form the Jaymar music publishing firm, which published Keller’s 1959 hit single, “Here Comes Summer.”

After selling his share of the company to Keller, Mills became a celebrity photographer, taking pictures of film, television, music and sports stars, with his work often appearing in TV Guide and Sports Illustrated, according to his brother. At one time, he was married to singer, comedienne and actress Edie Adams, with whom they had one son, Josh Mills.

Mills is survived by his son and brother.