HONOLULU, Hawaii (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Hawaii-based promoter Robert Peyton, head of Bob Peyton Entertainment Corp. and BPE Productions Inc., has died. He ws 65 at the time of his passing.
A cause of death was not announced, but Peyton was in the hospital, undergoing treatment for complications of diabetes.
Peyton was a well-known promoter in Hawaii for decades, but had recently made headlines for his part in setting up a failed fundraising concert for the University of Hawaii Athletics Department by Stevie Wonder. The concert never took place but still cost the university $200,000.
According to a bio provided to Hawaii News Now, Peyton produced events over the course of his career by a list of artists that includes Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Wonder. He also said he was one of the founders of the famous Diamond Head Music Festivals. Peyton also promoted the Prince Lot Hula Festival in the late 1970s and early 1980s and the Brothers Cazimero May Day Concerts for the first seven years of their existence, he said.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Peyton.