LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Jordan Feldstein, longtime manager of Maroon 5, the brother of actor Jonah Hill Feldstein and actress Elizabeth Greer “Beanie” Feldstein (“Lady Bird”), and son of Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant.
He was 40.
His family said in a statement that Feldstein called 911 after experiencing shortness of breath Friday (Dec. 22) He had gone into cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived and died a short time later.
The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Feldstein’s death and a representative told People magazine that police are investigating Jordan’s death as a possible accident.
Friends of Feldstein remembered the celebrity talent manager on social media Saturday (Dec. 23).
“I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Jordan Feldstein,” wrote Michael Rapino, pres/CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. “Jordan was a masterful manager, fierce supporter of talent and an incredibly loyal man. My sincerest condolences to his family. #RIPJordanFeldstein from you LN/RN family.
“Man. So Sad Man,” Tonight Show bandleader and Roots member Questlove wrote on Twitter. “Peace be with his family and loved ones. He effected and changed the lives of many.”
“#rip Jordan , my Close Friend and Manager ” Big Boi wrote on Twitter.
Feldstein founded management company Career Artist Management (CAM), which was based out of the Live Nation offices in Beverly Hills. In addition to Maroon 5, the CAM roster includes Miguel, Elle King and Robin Thicke.
Feldstein career wasn’t without controversy.
In 2014 Sara Bareilles fired Feldstein following a heated exchange between Feldstein and Sharon Osbourne at the Clive Davis/Recording Academy-sponsored pre-Grammy gala.
The fight at the swank Beverly Hilton Hotel apparently erupted over comments Feldstein made about Sharon’s son Jack and his wife.
According to E! Online, Feldstein was first spotted in the ballroom arguing with Jack’s sister Kelly, with her mother Sharon following up after her daughter stormed away from Feldstein’s table.
“Sharon walked up to him pointing her finger and screaming,” an eyewitness said. With Bareilles seated nearby, Feldstein and Sharon Osbourne apparently got into an exchange that resulted in Osbourne tipping over a plate of food on his lap and throwing water at his head.
Feldstein got his start in the entertainment industry working for ICM and Bill Leopold Management. He and Maroon 5’s front man Adam Levine were friends from childhood, and Feldstein managed Maroon 5 from their inception, guiding the band as they became one of music’s most successful international touring acts.
Feldstein is a father to two children and was previously married twice, once to Francesca Eastwood, the daughter of Clint Eastwood. The 2013, marriage was annulled after a week.
His family asked for privacy during this difficult and unexpected time. “In lieu of food and flowers, the family will announce a charity in the coming weeks where memorial donations can be made in Jordan’s name,” said a family statement.
Live Nation also released a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Jordan Feldstein and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Jordan was a gifted manager whose artists benefited greatly from his guidance and talents. He will be missed by his Live Nation and Roc Nation family.”