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Century Media Records co-owner Oliver Withoft dies

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:47 PM PT


Oliver Withöft

Century Media Records co-owner Oliver Withöft has passed away at age 49. According to Billboard, Withöft "had withdrawn himself from daily management duties at Century Media after taking ill some time ago."

Withöft joined Century Media less than two years after the label was founded by Robert Kampf in 1988.

"Oliver was one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever met in the industry," Sumerian Records publicist George Vallee told Billboard. "He gave me my first label job at Century Media in 2001 and I am proud to have been his friend. I will never forget him."

Withöft is survived by his wife, Judith, and their three daughters.

RIP.


14 comments


anonymous
1/21/2014 1:03:33 PM
R.I.P.

anonymous
1/21/2014 1:14:46 PM
Sad to hear this. My condolences.

anonymous
1/21/2014 1:32:02 PM
R.I.P

1/21/2014 1:49:42 PM
Despised Icon - Day of Mourning. Best Century Media release ever........ever.

1/21/2014 1:57:44 PM
Say what you want about the label, but this guy did a lot of great over there. RIP.

anonymous
1/21/2014 2:19:04 PM
Poor guy. RIP. Inb4 lambgoat gays start with the insults.

anonymous
1/21/2014 2:38:42 PM
That sucks. Dude helped advance the artform... ills of modern man... ever

anonymous
1/21/2014 3:22:14 PM
Rest in power

anonymous
1/21/2014 4:23:30 PM
At least he lived long enough to see Surrounded By Monsters release their album.

anonymous
1/21/2014 7:37:22 PM
damn that sucks.

anonymous
1/21/2014 9:40:49 PM
Day of Mourning. Get muffed.

anonymous
1/21/2014 10:40:53 PM
Thats too short of a life.

RIP

anonymous
1/22/2014 6:16:49 AM
us lambgoaters do have hearts. rest in power.

anonymous
1/24/2014 1:29:47 AM
No real "lambgoater" would ever refer themselves as "us lambgoaters"