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Bernie Brillstein

Born: 1931-04-26 - Died: 2008-08-07
Cause of Death:
Kidney Failure


Death Summary: Brillstein was 77 years old when his kidneys failed and too his life.

He had suffered from his illness for a long time before it got the better of him.

His funeral, was to be a private ceremony, arranged by his partner Brad Grey and longtime client Lorne Michaels (of Saturday Night live fame).

Who was Bernie Brillstein : Bernie Brillstein was a talent agent and TV/movie producer who formed his own agency and managed John Belushi, Lorne Michaels, and Jim Henson.

In the 80s, Brillstein met Brad Grey, and the two formed Brillstein-Grey Entertainment and were responsible for The Sopranos, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, and Happy Gilmore to name a few.

Brillstein eventually sold his share in the company to Grey, who in turn sold his in 2005.
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