(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sidney Seidenberg, a personal manager for more than 45 years, who handled the career of B.B. King and brought him to mainstream popularity, as well as representing Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Temptations, Gene McDaniels and others during his career, passed away on May 3. He was 81. Seidenberg died of complications from diabetes. He managed King until he became stricken with the disease five years ago.
Seidenberg started his career as a CPA, and was a member of the Conference of Personal Managers,
B’nai Brith Music Lodge, and a veteran of WW2. He was King's accountant before becoming his long time manager.
Seidenberg is survived by his wife
Edie; three children–Robert, Larry, and Harriet; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held May 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, 68 Old Short HIlls Rd., Livingston, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association in Seidenberg's honor. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen