Chris Huvane, a partner at Los Angeles Management Firm 360’s advocacy firm, died Sunday by apparent suicide, friends and colleagues said.
Huvane, 47, joined the company in 2010 after leaving his post as West Coast editor of GQ magazine. The New York native was made an associate of Management 360 in 2015.
“We are devastated beyond words this morning, Chris was simply ‘the best of the best,'” the Management 360 partners said in a statement. “A brilliant director, an accomplished colleague and friend, a pillar of our company and our culture, loved by everyone who met him. It is an incalculable loss and our hearts go out to his family and friends. We are all better off to have known Chris, and we are committed to honoring his legacy every day.
The death was first reported by news outlet Deadline, which said Huvane had “been battling depression for a long time”.
Her clients included actors Margot Robbie, Henry Winkler, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Moore and Jensen Ackles, according to IMDbPro.
Winkler tweeted on Monday that he was heartbroken to learn of Huvane’s passing.
“Chris was such a caring and competent and such a compassionate caretaker,” winkler wrote.
Other people who knew Huvane also shared their memories on Twitter.
Huvane is survived by his wife, Cole, his father Martin and five siblings: Michael, Robert, Stephen, Kevin and Denise Whalen. Stephen Huvane is a partner at Slate PR and Kevin Huvane is co-president of leading talent agency Creative Artists Agency.
If you or someone you know has warning signs of suicide, seek professional help and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).
Los Angeles Times writer Christie D’Zurilla contributed to this report.
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