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Hollywood Manager Cathryn Jaymes Dies at 60

She was an early champion of Quentin Tarantino

Longtime Hollywood manager Cathryn Jaymes died on Wednesday, her friends announced.

She was 60, and had been suffering from cancer.

The veteran manager was best known for championing writer-director Quentin Tarantino for the first decade of his career, as he wrote a flurry of hit films: "True Romance," "Natural Born Killers" and "Reservoir Dogs."

Among her other clients were Tarantino’s "Pulp Fiction" co-writer Roger Avary and Craig Hamann.

Hamann remained among Jaymes’ closest friends to the end of her life, and was with her when she died.

“She’s my best friend I ever had in my life,” he told TheWrap on Thursday.  “I once gave her a little something that said God’s heart came a friend like you. She was old-school. She was honest, and believed in a fair business deal. She took a motherly approach to her clients. “

Jaymes had been semi-retired in recent years, but had played a pivotal role in shepherding the careers of such notables as "Iron Chef" host Mark Dacascos; actor-singers Candi and Randi Brough; "Cold Case" actor Jeremy Ratchford; and the producing-directing team Ian and Eshon Nelms.

A private memorial will be held for Jaymes.