The music industry lost a legendary figure last night (March 11), as sources close to Ron Newt's family have confirmed that the former manager has passed away. Newt had a decorated history in both the streets and entertainment industry, where he's best remembered for managing his son's group known as The Newtrons. His sons enjoyed success with their music after being discovered by Diana Ross, while at one point they even grew close to the Jacksons, which left Ron Newt with numerous stories of significance that helped shed more light on the iconic family. He then went on to share his life story in the 2014 autobiography titled "All That Glitters Is Not Gold: The Music, The Magic, The Madness."

At the moment the circumstances around his passing are unknown, yet our condolences go out to his family.