Eric Grief, a lawyer and entertainment manager best known for his work with Death, has passed away. He struggled with diabetes for most of his life and was looking for a kidney donor for the past few months.
Eric was responsible for the continuing legacy of Death as well as the late frontman Chuck Schuldiner, who died in 2001. He has led a number of reissue and merch initiatives in recent years as well as Death to All tours which have seen a star cast and musicians, including many ex-band members, pay homage to Death live.
Metal Sucks have had the pleasure of working with Grief on several occasions over the years. These interactions and projects have always gone smoothly, and we have found Eric to be courteous, kind and caring.
The news broke on Saturday October 30 via Death’s social networks:
âThe world has lost an absolute warrior and a supporter of metal and music in general. Eric was first introduced in my childhood life when he was a manager and friend of Chucks, and then later in his late twenties when we met in Philadelphia to strike a deal with relapse records. in order to finally give Chuck’s legacy a decent home. You all enjoy Chucks music on all these wonderful platforms and releases now because of this man. Eric was of average height, but once he opened his mouth there was no doubt that he was a giant. He was a loving father and one of the most articulate and interesting men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Please keep her mother and children in your thoughts. The art of existing is indeed fragileâ¦ ..
On behalf of all at Metal Sucks, we wish Eric’s family and friends good luck during this time.