The Urban Buzz sends heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of long-time Hollywood television and entertainment executive Reggie Rutherford. Reggie was best known as Soul Train stage manager and executive assistant to Don Cornelius. Rutherford later went on to a floor director’s position for the nightly entertainment syndicated show Extra. Reggie worked on a number of TV shows over the past 40 years and was well known in the music and TV community. Reggie was suffering from an assortment of health challenges including sleep apnea and passed in his sleep at age 66. Reggie was a gentle giant and friend to many in the business. He will be missed. May he Rest in Paradise.

His kids are holding a home-going celebration for him this Saturday:
Saturday, March 23
11:00 a.m.
The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd
LA, CA. 90045
Extra did a nice tribute to him when they signed off last Monday.
Here’s some other coverage from the industry:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/reggie-rutherford-dead-extra-stage-manager-was-66-1194904

https://twitter.com/THR/status/1106321320407715841
https://blackamericaweb.com/2019/03/18/little-known-black-history-facts-reggie-rutherford/
https://lasentinel.net/reggie-rutherford-veteran-operations-and-stage-manager-dies-at-66.html

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  1. Melanie Bomar

    This is such sad news. Reggie was an awesome guy who offered love and support to many of us at Extra. ❤ Prayers for his family.

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    • Magalie

      I keep saying to myself lord please wake me up from this nightmare.I spoke with Reggie 2 weeks ago and he told me we should catch up soon… Reggie was a amazing man with a good Heart. I cry like a baby because Reggie was a man that will speak with you and listen to u…Heaven has a new resident. Rip Reggie, we will miss you.

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