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Brad Grey (1957 - 2017)

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Brad Grey (1957 - 2017)

Brad Grey, the Emmy Award-winning producer of "The Sopranos," died Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Los Angeles of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was59.

Grey was the former chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. He held the position from 2005 until 2017. During that time, he produced eight of Paramount Pictures' 10 top-grossing motion pictures of all time.


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The hit films released during Grey's tenure included "Transformers," "Paranormal Activity," the Iron Man franchises, "Star Trek," "Shrek the Third," "Mission: Impossible III," "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

Prior to his Paramount post, Grey co-founded the Brillstein-Grey Entertainment talent management agency with his longtime business partner, Bernie Brillstein.

Grey was born Dec. 29, 1957, in New York City. He graduated from the School of Management at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He is survived by his wife, Cassandra Huysentruyt, whom he married in 2011; and three children with his first wife, Jill Gutterson: Sam, Max, and Emily Grey.

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