Gary Salzman, the co-founder of Big Management, has unfortunately passed away due to COVID-19. The longtime music manager worked with many top artists including David Guetta, Todd Terry, Everything But The Girl, to name a few.

Tuesday evening, he was said to have complications brought on by the virus. The complete statement from Big Management is below.

Good Morning (As Gary would always say),

As we are all facing this difficult time, it is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we send this email today. Our dear friend, Gary Salzman has passed away yesterday evening due to complications battling COVID-19.

We here at Big Management join Gary’s family, friends, and loved ones in this great loss. For those of you who knew Gary, we ask that you remember and celebrate his smile, hard work ethic, sense of humor, and big heart. [In this tough time we hope] you are all able to remember Gary’s passion and love for not only the music industry but for each and every artist he’s worked with throughout his dedicated career.

We hope everyone stays healthy and connected with your loved ones. We are all in this together and hope to represent Big Management while continuing Gary’s legacy. Gary has made such an impact on so many people’s lives and it’s hard to imagine a future without his big heart and smile.

We all join together to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Gary’s family, friends, and loved ones.

We will be sure to notify everyone as best as possible regarding future arrangements. Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Who Was Gary Salzman?

He founded the company with business partner Joe Koppie. Together, they focused on the management and promotion of big-name dance acts. All friends and clients mourned his death online with tweets and well wishes in peace. His Facebook page is his tribute site, where he even last posted on March 27th.

He is a legend, mentor, long time friend, and more than just a manager. Randy Jackson and Jennifer Rene took to their Twitter to tweet him thoughtful messages. Anyone taken from COVID-19 is taken too soon.

We can only hope that our endeavors in this quarantine save the rest. As always, stay safe out there; we are all in this together.