Doug Kirby Dies

LiveTourArtists CEO Doug Kirby died in an Ontario hospital Dec. 25 after a prolonged illness.

Kirby, who founded the agency with former partner Darcy Gregoire in 2000, underwent a throat operation in June 2008 and began recovery until suffering a setback in November that led to his return to the hospital.

Hugh’s Room in Toronto will host an evening of remembrance and celebration of Kirby’s life Jan. 12. Donations can be made in his honor to the Harris Institute of the Arts, where a scholarship is being set up in his name.