Emmy-nominated Tv and music producer Ken Greengrass has died at the age of 87.

Greengrass passed away on 10 April (14) in New York after a brief illness, according to Variety.com.

He began his career as a trumpet player before moving into Tv, producing several specials including A Piece of Cake, C'mon Saturday and How the Beatles Changed the World.

Greengrass was also a longtime member of the New York Friars Club, a celebrity comedy organisation, and was responsible for bringing the group's annual celebrity roasts to Tv in 1998. He also served as the executive producer of the Easter Seals and Cerebral Palsy Foundation telethons.

In addition to his Tv career, Greengrass served as a manger to many celebrities, including Diahann Carroll, Florence Henderson country music supergroup The Highwaymen and Art Garfunkel.