Christina Aguilera - Aguilera's Former Manager Dies At 48
The music manager who guided Christina Aguilera to fame has died at the age of 48.
Steve Kurtz passed away in New York on 27 December (10) after losing a long battle with metastatic kidney cancer.
The manager/attorney began working with the Dirrty hitmaker when she was just 17 years old and helped negotiate her multi-million dollar music contract with record label BMG.
Their relationship came to an acrimonious end in 2000, when the singer walked away from Kurtz and subsequently sued him in a dispute over commission and working practises.
Over the years Kurtz also represented 1960s singer/songwriter Lou Christie and classical performer Sasha Lazard.
Kurtz is survived by his wife Alison and two children, Max and Leo.