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Former music exec dies from shooting wounds

By | Published on Tuesday 13 December 2011

John Atterberry

John Atterberry, the producer and former music industry executive injured during a random shooting incident in LA last week, has died from his injuries.

As previously reported, Atterberry was shot three times in the face and neck when one Tyler Brehm began randomly shooting into traffic in Hollywood on Friday. Brehm was subsequently killed at the scene, seemingly after taunting police to end the carnage by shooting him. It’s thought Brehm had been suffering depression since the end of a four and half year relationship with a former girlfriend. Said girlfriend told reporters that Brehm’s actions last week were totally out of character.

Atterberry was a former Death Row Records Vice President, who also set up and ran his own music ventures, including the music publishing business Infusion Music, which collaborated with the likes of Jessica Simpson, Brandy and the Spice Girls. In more recent years he had been involved in event and real estate companies, and had reportedly worked on some film projects too.

Atterberry was in a serious condition in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center throughout the weekend and died yesterday at 5pm local time. Numerous friends and former colleagues have paid tribute via Atterberry’s Facebook page.