Nina Avramides, Longtime Manager for Jimmy Buffett, Dies at 82

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Nina Avramides, who worked for Jimmy Buffett in management roles for more than four decades, died Feb. 17 at her home in Marina del Rey after a battle with dementia, a publicist announced. She was 82.

Avramides and Howard Kaufman teamed with James Guercio to manage Chicago before they joined Irving Azoff’s Front Line Management in the 1970s under the company moniker HK Management.

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For the next 40-plus years, she handled day-to-day management of Buffett’s career while also providing guidance to Dan Fogelberg, Whitesnake, Jimmy Page, The Cult, the Eagles, Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs and many other acts.

On Buffett’s Facebook page, Avramides was described as “a great champion for her client, a sharp wit and a great fan of music and musicians.”

Born on Feb. 4, 1942, in Harrogate, England, she was raised in Cyprus, Greece, and came to the U.S. with her family in 1964.

Survivors include her husband, Pierre, and her sisters, Kate and Susie. A memorial service is planned for spring.

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