Record Exec Skip Miller Dies

Skip Miller, 62, former Motown president and senior VP of RCA Records, died of a heart attack Sept. 4 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Miller’s career began at Motown in 1971, according to the L.A. Times. He was honored as the Recording Industry Association of America’s Executive of the Year in 1980 and began managing Lionel Richie’s career in 1998 for six years.

Miller joined RCA Records as senior VP of black, jazz and progressive in 1988 after Barry Gordy sold Motown to MCA. He most recently ran Panda Entertainment, which he founded in 2004.