Longtime Manager for Steve Aoki Drops Dead

Michael Theanne the manager of Steve Aoki, Cheat Codes and Deorro was found dead at 45 over the weekend. Theanne was returning home from a hike when he collapsed near his home in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, a coroner’s report is pending. 

Theanne operated as Aoki’s manager in the United Kingdom and other international territories since 2008. He was responsible for establishing Aoki as a leading international EDM artist including securing Aoki’s summers’ run at Amnesia. He also secured him headlining slots at major European festivals, such as Tomorrowland. Theanne even received a Grammy nomination for his work on the Steve Aoki documentary, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead back in 2016.

Longtime Manager for Steve Aoki Drops Dead

Theanne’s family spoke highly of the life that was lost too soon in a statement:

Michael’s incredibly warm, loving and generous spirit impacted all around him. We know that many of you will join us as we continue to carry Michael in our hearts forever. At this time, our family asks that we be allowed to process this devastating and sudden loss in private. Information regarding a funeral and memorial will be forthcoming.

He is survived by his wife Elena and baby daughter Luna.


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