The news hit the fans hours before being officially confirmed. CNN received the following statement from Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, regarding the passing of Caresse Henry.
Caresse Henry, 44, of Laguna Beach, California died suddenly on March 31st in Irvine, California.
Despite rumors to the contrary, the cause of death has not been determined and is currently under investigation.
Born in Los Angeles, Ms. Henry managed Madonnas career for 10 years. She went on to briefly manage Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson, Joss Stone, Paula Abdul and Andrew Dice Clay. Henry is survived by her two children, Honour Kristen Norman and Ava Caresse Hinojosa who both reside in Los Angeles. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Yvette and Steve Dobbie of Laguna Beach, brother Patrick Henry, Jr. of San Diego, mother Angelica Henry of Newport Beach and father Patrick Henry, Sr. of Wexford, Ireland.
Services will be held on Friday, April 9th at 11:00 am at St. Pauls Church in Westwood, California.
“The family has requested that their privacy be respected during this difficult time,” stated Liz Rosenberg, longtime friend and spokeperson for the family.