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RIP: Celine Dion’s Former Agent, Paul Levesque

By Erik Leijon

RIP: Celine Dion’s Former Agent, Paul Levesque

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By Erik Leijon


Montreal: The Quebec music industry is in mourning following the passing of industry veteran Paul Lévesque. The impresario, producer and career builder was the longtime manager of Bruno Pelletier of Notre Dame de Paris fame, as well as a onetime manager to Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Luba and even agent to a young Celine Dion. He passed away Saturday, January 25 from bacterial meningitis, according to Pelletier. He was 68,

While Dion’s late husband René Angélil was synonymous with running her career, Lévesque was actually the Quebec superstar’s first agent from 1980 to 1982. Lévesque’s employees introduced Angélil to Dion by playing him her demo tape in 1981 when they were looking for a record producer. Lévesque sued Angélil in 1984 before settling out of court. In 2007, Dion and her family sued Lévesque for allowing her song “Ce n'était qu'un rêve” to be used in a commercial.

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Lévesque managed a pair of legendary Montreal acts: Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and Luba. He also managed Quebec legend Sylvain Cossette’s former band Paradox.

Lévesque founded the record label Les Disques Artiste in 1987.

The family will receive family and friends at 4231 St-Laurent, Montreal, Sunday, February 9, from 1:30-4 pm. Tributes after 4 p.m.

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Jeff Jarrett Recalls How Taylor Swift Was ‘Like a Big Sister’ to His Daughters After His Wife Died
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Jeff Jarrett Recalls How Taylor Swift Was ‘Like a Big Sister’ to His Daughters After His Wife Died

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If singing didn’t pan out, Taylor Swift could’ve made her name in babysitting. In a recent interview with WREGNews Channel 3, pro wrestler Jeff Jarrett revealed that the 34-year-old pop star used to watch his three daughters when she was a teenager — something that was extra meaningful as his wife Jill Gregory had just passed away.

“She’s a friend of the family,” Jarrett told the organization. “Very good to my family during a very dark period in our family. My wife got sick and she passed away, but Taylor was like a big sister and came over and took the girls, baking cookies and just kinda hung out at the house.”

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