Tributes have been paid to Roc Nation manager Lauren Valencia, who has died after battling cancer.
Valencia joined Roc Nation’s LA office in 2012, where she took on management duties for 4AD artist Grimes.
In an Instagram post, Grimes described Valencia as “the best manager a girl could ask for”.
Valencia previously managed My Chemical Romance, whose singer Gerard Way also posted a tribute.
“Dear Lauren, you were a light that kept me going when times were really hard,” wrote Way on Instagram. “You were there for every show, every shuttle ride, every early morning flight and lobby call, every walk around a city and every moment that I struggled with being on a long and sometimes hard to process journey.”
“But more than what you did for others, you were incredible and vibrant and funny and wonderful. You were my friend, but you will always be my sister. The world is dimmer today, but I will always have your light to get me through.”
By Kayla Effner