Ronnie Lippin Dies

Ronnie Lippin, 59, died in Los Angeles December 4th after a long battle with a rare form of breast cancer, according to a statement from The Lippin Group.

During a career as a publicist and manager spanning three decades, Lippin repped stars including Brian Wilson, Prince, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Stephen Stills, Peter Frampton, Michael McDonald, The Bee Gees, Elton John, The Who, and James Taylor. She received an Ad Age entertainment marketer of the year award for her work on Prince’s Musicology.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., native also represented Martin Guitar Co., NAMM and Musician’s Assistance Program.

She joined her husband, Dick Lippin, in The Lippin Group in 1989 after heading up publicity at MCA Records and RSO Records.

At RSO, Lippin also supervised public relations for the company’s film projects including “Saturday Night Fever,” “Grease” and “Evita.”

She is survived by her husband and daughter Alexandra. The Lippins plan to establish a foundation in Ronnie Lippin’s name for the study of rare forms of cancer. Memorial services will be private.