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Fort Wayne Promoter Phil Olofson Passes


FORT WAYNE, IN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Promoter Phil Olofson, a longtime fixture in the Indiana music scene has died at the age of 88.

Olofson had been an active promoter in the region, bringing a wide range of events to the Fort Wayne market, everything from rock concerts to professional wrestling.

In addition to his work as a promoter, Olofson also served as a general manager at the Memorial Coliseum and worked with the facility for more than a decade before he retired in 1998. During his tenure, he oversaw the opening of the Expo Center and the renovation of the Arena.

"He was happiest when he was promoting a show – that was truly his first love." Randy Brown, current GM of the Coliseum and former assistant to Olofson told the Journal-Gazette. "He was just what you’d expect an old-style promoter to be like, larger than life."

Olofson is survived by three daughters, a son and seven grandchildren. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers