Monday, September 07, 2009

Managerobit: Jon Eydmann

The British tourist who died of a heart attack after diving into Lake Como last week was Jon Eydmann, one-time manager of Suede and Spitfire.

After helping Suede seal their deal with Nude, Eydmann also worked with Luke Haines and The Auteurs before moving on to an A&R role at Fire Records. Here, he worked with Spacemen 3, Libido and Novocaine. More recently, he had been promoting club nights in London, while working as a chef.

It's still not entirely clear how the 41 year-old came to have a fatal heart attack in the lake. He was on holiday at the time.

[CORRECTION: Press reports of Jon's death identified a boy at the scene of the accident as Jon's son; I've been asked by his family to correct this. My genuine apologies to all concerned for compounding the error in the original reports.]