Halifax-based music publicist, promoter and artists manager Lynn Horne has passed away.
Her relentless dedication to Maritime music artists that over the years have included Ron Hynes and The Trewswas acknowledged last year when she was honoured with the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award at the East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs). The high recognition goes to individuals "who have had profound and lasting effects on the Atlantic Canadian music industry."
At the time of the award, Halifax Herald music columnist Stephen Cooke exclaimed: “So happy to see the best fan East Coast music has ever had, Lynn Horne, presented with the Dr. Helen Creighton Award. She believed in this industry before there was an industry, and has shepherded so much great music through this scene. Love you, Lynn!”
“Lynn is an example of the very best of the music industry in Atlantic Canada,” said Dean Stairs, Chair of the East Coast Music Association. “She was a passionate advocate for the East Coast music industry. She will be remembered as a person of incredible drive, unending tenacity, and a strong commitment to the artists and music of Atlantic Canada.
“She cared deeply about the people behind the art, and always took the time to carefully listen to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed. our condolences go to her family and friends at this time of great loss.”
Cause and age are not immediately available. The news first broke on Facebook and was followed with a statement on the ECMA home page.