Monday, September 05, 2016

RIP Stephen O'Hoy

Stephen O'Hoy
Stephen O'Hoy. Photo: Ecostore

I heard the very sad news that Stephen O'Hoy, formerly involved with nz music site Amplifier (from 2004-2013) and DRM NZ, passed away suddenly last Friday, from a brain aneurysm. He was a top bloke and gentleman who loved music. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

O'HOY, Stephen (Choppy). On 2nd September 2016, the world lost a beautiful man before his time. Wife to Rosalind, father to Meelan (5) and Ada (3), son to Win and Dennis, brother to Su and Gary, uncle to many, and friend to 100s. We will miss you forever.

Service details: Tuesday 6th, 1:30pm, All Saints Chapel, Purewa Cemetery, 100 St Johns Road, Meadowbank. Wake to follow at 3:30pm, Grey Lynn RSC, Frances Street. State of Grace 08007647222 Published in The New Zealand Herald on Sept. 5, 2016

ADDED 12 Sept 2016, via IMNZ newsletter:

IMNZ was very saddened to hear of the loss of one of the champions of the NZ music industry recently. At one time a band manager, Australian-born Stephen O'Hoy had been instrumental in the development of digital music in New Zealand, working for and music aggregator Digital Rights Management (DRM). Stephen was a much-loved board member of Independent Music NZ and was integral in the development of our key projects.

Farewell Stephen - you were a diamond geezer and the world is an emptier place without you in it. Haere atu rā, ki te paepae o Matariki, o Rehua, Haere atu rā e hoa.

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