By Melinda Newman
Legendary attorney Howard Weitzman, who represented the Michael Jackson estate, Sean Combs, Justin Bieber and many other clients, died earlier today, his son, Jed, confirmed to Billboard. He declined to give the cause of death.
Weitzman, 81, passed away peacefully at his Los Angeles home surrounded by family, listening to music from his favorite artists, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell.
Weitzman, a partner at Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump, was a perennial on Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers list, including the latest edition, which came out last week.