Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bill Aucoin's Memorial in Florida July 8, 2010

Bill Aucoin 1943-2010 Tribute
A memorial celebrating the life of
Bill Aucoin was held in Florida, Bill's home, on July 8, 2010. The memorial took place at Le Tub, Bill and Roman's favorite restaurant, on the Intercoastal waterway in Hollywood, Fl.
Among those in attendance to celebrate Bill's extraordinary life were Lydia Criss, Richie Fontana, Carol Ross(Kiss' PR Supreme), Peter and Gigi Criss, Ace Frehley and his girlfriend Rachel, Richie Ranno & Joe Dubee (from STARZ), members of FLIPP and Kiss security 'Big' John Harte.
Bill leaves behind his partner of over fifteen years, Roman Fernandez, and two sisters Betty Britton and Janet Bankowski. A memorial is being scheduled at a later date in New York City.
Photo: Lydia Criss, Roman Fernandez and Richie Fontana at Bill Aucoin's Memorial(Courtesy of Lydia Criss).
Born December 29, 1943, Bill Aucoin is best known for masterminding the career of KISS, and was the group's manager from 1973-1982. He also worked with artists such as Toby Beau, Billy Idol, Lordi, Billy Squier and Starz.
Most recently, Aucoin founded Aucoin Globe Entertainment in 2007, developing artists in the United States and around the world.
Bill Aucoin passed away at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Florida (Monday, June 28th) due to complications from Cancer & Diverticulitis.

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