Booker Steve Strange has worked with a number of artists over the years, including Eminem, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, and Queens of the Stone Age. Ed Sheeran is among a hoard of celebrities paying tribute to “legendary” agent Steve Strange, who has died aged 53.
The singer-songwriter hailed the booker’s death a “very sad day” and said that it was a “huge loss”. Strange has worked with a number of artists over the years, including Eminem, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, and Queens of the Stone Age.
Confirming his death today, his agency, X-Ray Touring, said in a statement: “X-ray Touring are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Strange, one of the founding partners of the agency, has passed away after a short illness.
“We have lost a legendary figure in our personal and professional lives that we will all deeply miss.
“Steve was a unique individual within our industry, his overwhelming love of music lead to a 30 year plus career guiding the touring of an eclectic mix of artists from all genres of music that he adored.
“A universally known, hugely respected, and loved character – if you hadn’t already seen him at a gig or festival, you’d most certainly hear his infectious and infamous laugh.”