Seymour Stein, Sire Records Co-Founder Who Signed Ramones, Has Died at 80

The music world has lost an industry great, as Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein has died at the age of 80.

Over the course of his tenure, he helped sign and launch the careers of Ramones, Talking Heads, The Cure, Madonna, The Smiths, The Replacements and many more.

Stein’s daughter Mandy confirmed his death to Variety, revealing that he had endured a long battle with cancer.

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