(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Long time Pink Floyd manager Steve O'Rourke died on October 29 from a stroke at age 63. While Pink Floyd has been inactive for almost a decade, O'Rourke managed the group's affairs as well as the solo careers of Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright.
"We mourn the loss of one of the music industry's most respected and beloved managers. Our thoughts are with his wife Angie and his family," EMI said in a statement.
O'Rourke has been the manager of Pink Floyd since 1968 when he was working for the Bryan Morrison Agency. Pink Floyd were managed by the Bryan Morrison Agency after splitting up with Pete Jenner and Andrew King. O'Rourke was a member of the Pink Floyd soccer team in the seventies and also had other hobbies in common with some of the Pink Floyd members. He participated in the car race La Carrera Panamericana together with Gilmour and Mason.