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RIP: Music Industry Exec Gord Edwards

Canadian music executive Gordon ‘Gord’ Richard Edwards died January 8 from vascular dementia, his family reports. He was 84 years of age.

RIP: Music Industry Exec Gord Edwards

By FYI Staff

Canadian music executive Gordon ‘Gord’ Richard Edwards died January 8 from vascular dementia, his family reports. He was 84 years of age.


His career started at General Electric before he became a pioneer in the early days of the Canadian music industry: working for RCA and Capitol Records, then onto senior executive positions as Vice President of Warner Bros. (WEA Music) and as President of Handleman and GRT Records.

His leadership was once again crucial in helping to build another entertainment industry as Managing Director of Warner Home Video business in North America. Gord spearheaded and set standards for the industry on many levels. According to family and friends, he was a true unselfish mentor to many and was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor.

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His contemporaries at Warner Bros. head office in L.A. said he wasn't just one of the best, he was the best.

 A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada and Golden Rescue.

-- The full obituary can be found here.

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