Quinn Coleman, a significant mark leader, DJ and son of former BET chief Debra Lee and Randy Coleman, kicked the bucket out of nowhere on Sunday (Aug. 16) at 31 years old.
Right now, Coleman’s reason for death stays obscure.
Quinn was “a loving son, brother, cousin and friend, a passionate DJ and A&R executive with a bright future ahead of him,” reads a statement from a representative of Debra Lee. “Debra and her family are devastated by Quinn’s passing and ask for privacy and respect as they grieve together.”
For over two years, Coleman filled in as ranking executive of A&R at Capitol Records, situated in Los Angeles, where he marked the gathering Brasstracks, whose debut collection is expected for the current week for discharge.
Already, he worked with Warner Bros. Records as A&R supervisor and as advertising facilitator, and at Sirius XM and VH1 before that.
In 2007, he helped to establish the DC to BC show creation office, and he was a well known club DJ, performing under the name Spicoli.
Accolades for Coleman are pouring in from over the music business.
“We are all devastated to learn of the untimely passing of our colleague and friend, Quinn Coleman,” peruses an announcement from Capitol Records President Jeff Vaughn on Coleman’s passing. “He will be greatly missed. We offer our deepest condolences to Quinn’s family and loved ones at this extremely difficult time.”
Brasstracks have devoted their expected collection, Golden Ticket, due out Friday (Aug. 21), to Coleman.
“Quinn’s positivity and passion was infectious, he made everyone around him feel good and always felt more than a friend than A&R,” Brasstracks posted on their social pages. “He truly believed in us and worked so hard on this project with us. We were the first act he signed to Capitol and we were so proud to work with him. Quinn was family.”
Maker and lyricist Kenny Beats recalled Coleman as “a legendary person, DJ, A&R, friend, and brother.”