Cause of death still unknown
Quinn Coleman, a DJ and A&R executive and son of Debra Lee and Randy Coleman died suddenly on Sunday, August 16 at the age of 31. The statement was released by the family, but the cause of death is still unknown.
Debra Lee’s rep gave an official statement on behalf of the family: “Quinn was a loving son, brother, cousin and friend, a passionate DJ and A&R executive with a bright future ahead of him. Debra and her family are devastated by Quinn’s passing and ask for privacy and respect as they grieve together.”
Coleman was a professional DJ and performed under the name Spiccoli, and had been an A&R executive at Capitol Records since May 2018, where he signed in the group Brasstracks, and others as well. Before becoming a senior director at Capitol, he had worked at Warner Bros. records for four years as an A&R manager and a marketing coordinator.
He kicked off his music career at Sirius XM, the place where he interned before switching over to be a music programming coordinator and worked for channels like BPM, Tiesto’s Club Life, The Heat and Backspin.
Brasstracks wrote an emotional tribute for Quinn on social media, and talked about his positivity and passion which he passed on to everyone around him. “He truly believed in us and worked so hard on this project with us. We were the first act he signed to Capitol and we were so proud to work with him. Quinn was family.”
Jeff Vaughn, the president of Capitol Records also spoke about Quinn’s passing, and offered condolences in behalf of the company to Quinn’s family. Other people belonging to the music industry also offered their condolences.
(Cover: Today Show)