Longtime music executive John Atterberry died on Monday, just days after being shot in the face and neck during a rampage on the streets of Hollywood by a crazed gunman. Manager and promoter Atterberry, who was a former vice president at Death Row Records and worked with the Spice Girls, Brandy and Jessica Simpson over the years, was sitting in his car on Friday at a major intersection in Los Angeles when a gunman shot him three times.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Atterberry was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead late Monday afternoon. The gunman, identified as 26-year-old Tyler Brehm, began randomly shooting his gun at the intersection on Friday morning, getting off between nine and 20 shots before police killed him. Atterberry was the only person who was seriously injured in the incident.
Brehm was shot by police after witnesses alerted two police officers who were working on a nearby movie set. When they arrived, Brehm was walking down the street with his gun in the air, screaming that he wanted to die, before lowering his firearm when cars began to drive by and firing at them.
Atterberry, 40, most recently worked at an event promotions company called Gridlock Group, after getting his start working in the promotions department at the fashion lines Cross Colours and Karl Kani and moving on to Death Row, former home to Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Dr. Dre. Afterwards, he started Mergela Records and Consulting, working with producer Rodney Jerkins and comedian Chris Tucker, as well as founding the music publishing company Infusion Music Group, where he worked with the Spice Girls and Simpson.