The former manager of Death, Eric Grief, has died at the age of 59 years old. Greif was also president of Perseverance Holdings Ltd., which manages Chuck Schudliner’s legacy. Greif was searching for a kidney donor in recent months, but was unable to find one.
Relapse Records, which has handled the Death reissue campaign in recent years, has posted the following about Grief’s death:
“Everyone at Relapse is saddened to learn about the passing of our friend, Eric Grief. We would like to send our condolences to Eric’s family and friends. It has been an honor to work with Eric and Death, and we hope his impact on this corner of music endures for years to come.”
The official Death social media pages posted:
The world has lost an absolute warrior and proponent for metal and music in general. Eric was first introduced into my life as a child when he was chucks manager and friend then later on in my late twenties when we met in Philadelphia to strike up a deal with relapse records to finally give chucks legacy a proper home. All of you are enjoying Chuck’s music on all of these wonderful platforms and releases now because of this man. Eric was average in physical stature but once he opened his mouth there was no doubt he was a giant. He was a loving father and one of the most articulate and interesting men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Please keep his mother and children in your thoughts. The art of existence is fragile indeed….”