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DECEMBER 14th, 2006

AHMET ERTEGUN, THE LEGENDARY MUSIC MAN AND FOUNDER OF ATLANTIC RECORDS, DIES IN NEW YORK TODAY AT THE AGE OF 83.

On December 14th, 2006, Ahmet Ertegun passed away in New York City at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He suffered a massive head injury on October 29th, 2006 while at Bill Clinton's 60th birthday party. He was backstage after the Rolling Stones went onstage and slipped down a steel staircase as he was decending to the main level.

As the founder of Atlantic records, Mr. Ertegun was a major force in the music industry and he will be deeply missed.

Mr. Ertegun was buried in his native country of Turkey, and a memorial service was held in New York City on April 17th, 2007 at Lincoln Center.

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