Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hollywood Tragedy: Chris Huvane, 47, Beloved Talent Agent With Passion for DeeJaying, Dies


I am heartbroken to report the death of Chris Huvane.

Chris was the youngest brother in the incredibly talented Huvane family. His older brothers are Kevin, a partner in CAA, and Stephen, the publicist for actresses like Julianne Moore and Jennifer Aniston.

Chris was 47, and it’s reported that he committed suicide after battling depression. The Chris I remember was such a happy young man. He used to dee jay at CAA events and other parties. He was full of fun and life. More recently he’d been a talent managerĀ  with clients that included Margot Robbie, Julianne Moore, Zoey Deutch, Zach Braff, the late Chadwick Boseman and Margaret Qualley.

Back around the year 2000 I wrote a feature about the Huvanes in the first issue of Tina Brown’s Talk Magazine. It was always one of my favorite assignments. They were a bright, motivated family of New York kids who all got their start with jobs at the fondly remembered Wyndham Hotel on West 58th St. Kevin and Stephen already had booming careers then, their sister was boldly running the family, and Chris was like a big puppy ready to take on the world.

My condolences to the whole Huvane family, all their friends and their clients– who are friends, too. Everyone loved Chris, and this hurts. Whatever pain he was in, it’s over for him. But no one should do this, we know that. If you’re feeling low, call a friend, call the Suicide Prevention line, do anything but this.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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