Rolling Stones tour manager dies in ‘accident’ while digging a grave for his dog

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Mick Brigden, a tour manager for several music legends, including The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, has died following an “accident” that happened while he was digging a grave for his dog. The official website for the 73-year-old confirms the death, but does not detail what happened in the grave digging accident:

It is with tremendous sadness that we confirm the passing of artist manager, and former Bill Graham protégé, Mick Brigden, on September 5 following an accident while on his property at his home in Santa Rosa, CA.

Brigden was born in England, and moved to Canada when he was 19. From there, he moved to New York and then became a road manager for Felix Pappalardi, of the Mountain band. He eventually took the reins of the management division of Bill Graham Presents. For the past three decades he managed guitarist Joe Satriani.

His website notes that Bridgen was “an animal lover,” and his family has requested that any donations in Mick’s name be sent to The Humane Society of Sonoma County.

Brigden is survived by his wife, Julia, son, Jack, step-daughter, Jessica and grandson David Merz.

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