Jon Stoll Dies

Fantasma Productions founder Jon Stoll died January 12th at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 54.

Stoll suffered a stroke while at his vacation home in Aspen, Colo., in August and was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor as his recovery appeared to have taken a setback.

Stoll was elected president of the North American Concert Promoters Association in 2007, and named Pollstar’s Independent Promoter of the Year In 2000.

"I speak for the entire Fantasma family, all those past and present, in saying we are deeply saddened by the loss of Jon Stoll and grateful for his leadership," Fantasma executive VP John Valentino said in a statement. "He instilled ambition and confidence in all of us and provided the platform and the inspiration to be creative and productive in the business of live entertainment, and the opportunity to develop lifelong careers."

Stoll is survived by his wife Lori and children L.J., Jack, Liana, Lauren and Jesse.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of the Palm Beaches or choice of charity. Charities that were important to Stoll, according to assist Carrie Sweet, include Susan G. Komen Foundation and Alzheimers Association.

Click here for a dedication from the Palm Beach Post