Eric Greif, best known as the manager of legendary death metal band Death, has died at the age of 59. In his last years, Greif desperately searched for a kidney donor, but unfortunately, none could be found.
Born in 1962, Greif also produced many other death metal bands during his career, including Morbid Saint, Invocator and Acrophet. Greif, who has a legal background, has also acted as a lawyer for many metal musicians, including Paul Masvidal of Cynic, Obituary and Massacre.
Greif’s death was announced on Death’s social media.
“The world has lost an absolute warrior and proponent for metal and music in general. Eric was first introduced into my life as a child when he was chucks manager and friend then later on in my late twenties when we met in Philadelphia to strike up a deal with relapse records to finally give chucks legacy a proper home.”
“All of you are enjoying chucks music on all of these wonderful platforms and releases now because of this man. Eric was average in physical stature but once he opened his mouth there was no doubt he was a giant. He was a loving father and one of the most articulate and interesting men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Please keep his mother and children in your thoughts. The art of existence is fragile indeed…..”