Eddie Michaels, the entertainment publicist who repped several actors over the years including Anjelica Huston, Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Piven, died Thursday after a fight with brain cancer. He was 49.
Michaels was a managing director of Beck Media and Marketing. He joined the firm in December when it acquired Insignia Public Relations, Michaels' corporate advisory and communications firm.
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"One of the cardinal rules of publicity is 'don't become the story,' so I know our friend Eddie would just hate this," Todd Beck, president and owner of Beck Media and Marketing, said. "My agency team and I are deeply saddened by Eddie's passing. We will miss his warmth, his passion, and his time-tested skills as a true Hollywood PR pro. Our hearts and thoughts are with his wife, Lorin, and his children, Dylan and Matthew, who will always remain part of our extended agency family."