Posted July 17, 2014 by BlueMagic in ThatsEnuff

Richard Nichols, The Roots Long Time Manager Passes Away of Leukemia

Richard Nichols who is The Roots long time manager passed away today of Leukemia. He was first held in Philadelphia hospital where he was passed away around 3:05pm confirmed by The Roots website Okayplayer. He was the manager of The Roots for the past two decades. The Roots released the following statement:

The Roots Family are devastated to announce the passing of Richard Nichols, the band’s longtime manager, after a long battle with leukemia. Nichols, 55, a Philadelphia native, managed the band from its inception in 1992, and was instrumental in every aspect of The Roots’ creative, cultural, and professional life over the past two decades. Nichols is survived by his wife, Mercedes Martinez, his sons Amiri Nichols and Rakim Nichols, his sisters Rochelle Nichols-Solomon, Rebecca Dennis, his brothers Russell Nichols and Reginald Nichols, and the many individuals and artists he mentored in his lifetime.

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