Chris Pringle, a veteran music industry and entertainment executive best known for his promotion work at Uptown, Cold Chillin, Warner Brothers, Qwest, RCA and Scotti Bros. Records passed away on Monday, June 8…he was 48.
News of his unfortunate passing comes from his loving wife and business partner, Anita Wilson-Pringle.
For over 30 years, Chris was a visionary in the record label, radio and street promotions business…his marketing campaigns and strategies are still embraced in today’s music and entertainment industries. Some of the notable artists whose careers Chris Pringle was instrumental in promoting over the years include James Brown, Mary J Blige, Jodeci, SWV, Chantay Savage, Skee-Lo and many others. He also worked on successful marketing projects for Dunk.net, And1, Coca-Cola and Sprite’s famous “Obey Your Thirst” ad campaign.
In recent years, Chris was CFO of CM3 Media Group, Inc., a promotion and marketing company which he started with his wife.
Several years ago, Chris had been diagnosed with Type 2 Adult Diabetes and was recently in Final Stage Renal Failure and in need of a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, Chris contracted a fatal viral infection that proceeded to overtake his lungs. After close to a month in the hospital, Chris suffered cardiac arrest and passed away at Loma Linda Hospital in California on June 8.
Everyone who knew and loved Chris Pringle was stunned to learn of his passing…his family is especially heartbroken. Due to circumstances beyond their control, his wife and daughter will have to move from their family home immediately. With all that is going on, they shouldn’t have to worry about another thing.
A Christopher Pringle Memorial Fund has been set up online. If you can contribute, please do so…go towww.gofundme.com/chrispringle .
Chris did not believe in funerals, so there will be a Celebration of Life for Chris Pringle on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, from 6pm-12midnight PT, at the Bugatta Supper Club, 7174 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. For more information, please email [email protected]
R.I.P CHRIS PRINGLE