Nov 2 2008
Def Jam says Shakir Stewart who succeeded Jay-Z is dead

AP is reporting:

Def Jam says exec who succeeded Jay-Z is dead

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ATLANTA (AP) — Def Jam Recordings says the executive that succeeded Jay-Z as the head of the legendary hip hop music label has died.

The New York City-based company said in a statement that executive vice president Shakir Stewart died on Saturday.

In Georgia, Cobb County Police Detective Bill Macauley says Stewart was taken Saturday afternoon to a suburban Atlanta hospital after suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police found Stewart after responding to a call of a shooting at an undisclosed address. No arrests or charges were made.

Neither police nor the county medical examiner’s office released how he died.

Stewart signed such artists as Rick Ross and Young Jeezy to the label before being named in June to the post once filled by Jay-Z.

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