92-Year-Old Entertainment Legend Dies at Home While Watching the Academy Awards

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March 05, 2018Mar 05, 2018

One of the biggest names in the music industry has just passed away. Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records, has passed away at the age of 92.

Solomon died at his home in Sacramento, California. According to a statement from a local paper, Solomon had been watching the Academy Awards ceremony when he passed.

According to the Sacramento Bee, Solomon was watching the Academy Awards ceremony when he apparently suffered a heart attack, said his son, Michael Solomon. “Ironically, he was giving his opinion of what someone was wearing that he thought was ugly, then asked his wife Patti to refill his whiskey,” Solomon said. She found him dead when she returned.

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Solomon was instrumental in transforming the music industry. His business, Tower Records, transformed record stores and became a music empire. The stores became landmarks for music fans where they could find their favorite records. Staff experts waited on customers and helped them with all their needs.

Solomon was a major figure that greatly impacted the success of the business. It became a billion-dollar per year business during the market's peak in the 1990s.

"We’ve lost a Sacramento and National icon. Russ Solomon’s contributions to our community will last another 92 years & more. We mourn his loss & our thoughts are with his wife Patti and their family," wrote Darrell Steinberg on Twitter.

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