Manager Marshall Gelfand’s Cause of Death at 93 Announced
One of the early icons of the entertainment business management industry, Marshall Gelfand’s cause of death is not revealed after days. He was 93.
Manager Gelfand passed away on April 1, surrounded by three generations of family, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, the firm he established in 1967, announced.
His firm opened offices in Nashville and Los Angeles catering to the needs of musicians and the Hollywood set after being established in New York.
Gelfand established The Judy Fund in memory of his wife, Judy, who died of Alzheimer’s in 2004. It is reported that it has raised more than $9 million and now is the greatest family fund in the history of the Alzheimer Association.
Marshall’s namesake firm became part of Focus Financial Partners in 2017 and is now led by his son Todd Gelfand.
Business Manager to Music Icons, Marshall Gelfand’s Cause of Death
Marshall Gelfand’s cause of death is not announced yet even after passing days from his death.
Born on Dec. 14, 1927, in 1950, Marshall graduated from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and, in 1956, New York University School of Law and, in 1966, worked as an attorney before making the switch to business management.
Gelfand was appointed to Syracuse University Board of Trustees in 1983. His lifetime of the Sigma Alpha Mu Eta Chapter’s leadership is memorialized by the dedication of the fraternity house on the Syracuse campus.
Neil Diamond said: “Over the span of nearly 50 years, he was not only a trusted advisor but a dear friend. I loved Marshall and feel like I lost a member of my family. He will be greatly missed.”
Marshall Gelfand represented an A-list roster of music clients and became the accountant and business manager for:
Reactions to Marshall Gelfand’s Death
Following the tragic news, several fans and supporters reacted and paid tribute and stated their condolences on social media websites.
His son, Todd Gelfand said in a statement: “My family and I, together with the entire GR&F team, mourn the loss of my father.” He also added that Gelfand’s legacy at GR&F and The Judy Fund remains as grounded as the day he founded both.
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Marshall Gelfand leaves behind his children, Dean Loring Gelfand (Marcie), Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns (Richard), and Todd Evan Gelfand (Doreen), along with 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
In 1955, Marshall married Judy Jaffe at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. They lived in Forest Hills and Great Neck, New York, followed by a move in 1973 to Palm Springs, where they raised their three children.
He was buried beside his wife in Palm Springs in a private family ceremony at Wiefels & Son Mortuary.
His family needs privacy; please respect them during this difficult time. More information about his death cause will be updated as we receive it.