Neil Young Pays Homage to Elliot Roberts in the Wake of Manager’s Death

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Canadian rockstar Neil Young paid tribute to his late manager, Elliot Roberts, after his passing on June 21 via a post on his website.

Young and Roberts not only had a business relationship, but the two were also close friends for over 50 years. Roberts died at the age of 76 after a successful life and career of managing many other artists in addition to Neil Young, including Tom Petty, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, and more.

On his website, Young spoke fondly of his friend by stating, “My friend for over 50 years, Elliot Roberts, has passed away. We are all heartbroken, but want to share what a great human being Elliot has been. Never one to think about himself, he put everyone else first. That’s what he did for me for over fifty years of friendship, love and laughter, managing my life, protecting our art in the business of music. That’s what he did.”

Other artists and friends of Roberts paid tribute to him as well, such as Stephen Stills, Flea, Courtney Love, Slash, Tom Petty, and many others. Pearl Jam’s manager, Kelly Curtis, took to the band’s Instagram to write a heartfelt and funny post alongside a picture of the two.



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Written by: Tasha Chaves

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