Howard Lapides, Veteran Manager and ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Producer, Dies at 68

Lapides has repped Dr. Drew, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Carson Daly, among others

Howard Lapides
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Howard Lapides, the veteran manager and producer whose clients have included the likes of Dr. Drew Pinsky, Tom Green and Adam Carolla, has died at the age of 68.

Lapides died at his home on Thursday following a battle with colon cancer, a publicist confirmed to TheWrap.

As CEO of Lapides Entertainment, Lapides also represented Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Chapin, Kennedy, Mark DeCarlo and Christopher Darden, among others. He also served as executive producer on Pinsky’s “Celebrity Rehab” and “Sober House With Dr. Drew” on VH1.

“Howard was more than a manager. He was family and I will miss him immensely,” Pinsky said in a statement. “He was the architect of everything I’ve ever done. He was my confidant, champion and protector for the last 25 plus years and I am devastated by this loss.”

Lapides’ other producing credits include Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” the sketch comedy series co-created by Carolla and Kimmel with Daniel Kellison, and Green’s 2001 film “Freddy Got Fingered.”