American comedian Shelley Berman died on Friday, September 1, 2017. Following this sad incident, many personalities and brands in the industry reacted.
The latest to do so is the Recording Academy – the U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals has extolled late lecturer and poet.
In a statement signed by Neil Portnwow, the President/CEO of the Recording Academy copied to GlammyNews.com, it partly read “Shelley will be deeply missed, but the influence he exerted on our creative community will remain forever.”
Read full statement from the Recording Academy on late Shelley Berman below:
Shelley Berman helped lead a movement that re-defined stand-up comedy in the late ’50s and into the ’60s. Not only an accomplished comedian, actor, and author, Shelley was among the new breed of comedians who made a significant impact through recordings. His album Inside Shelley Berman earned him a GRAMMY® Award in 1959 for Best Comedy Performance—Spoken Word. Shelley will be deeply missed, but the influence he exerted on our creative community will remain forever. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.