Howard Lapides Dies: Longtime Manager & ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Producer Was 68

Howard Lapides Dies: Longtime Manager & ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Producer Was 68
Howard Lapides, a longtime manager and CEO of Lapides Entertainment who produced Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and The Man Show, died Thursday. He was 68.

Clients of Lapides over the years included Dr. Drew Pinsky, Tom Green, Adam Carolla, Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Chapin, Kennedy, Mark Dicarlo, Christopher Darden and many others.

Lapides started out in radio at age 16 at Wysl-fm in Buffalo, NY. While attending Emerson College in Boston, he got his start producing and working on air at area stations. After graduation, Lapides worked for five years with Baton Broadcasting of Canada, doing both programming and on-air work for Cklw in Windsor and Cfgo in Ottawa.

After his radio stint, Lapides went on to become one of Canada’s most successful concert promoters. Together with promoters Michael Cohl and Donald Tarlton (Donald K. Donald), he promoted every major act in Canada for 10 years.

In television, Lapides became
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