Frank Michael DiLeo (October 23, 1947 – August 24, 2011) was an American music industry executive and actor. From 1984 to 1989 he was Michael Jackson's manager. In 2009 he became Jackson's manager again. He was his manager until Jackson died in June 2009.
Career[change | change source]
In 1979 he was hired as the Vice President of National Promotion for Epic Records. DiLeo acted for the first time in Michael Jackson's 1988 movie Moonwalker. He also executive produced the movie. From 1991 to 1993 DiLeo was co-president of Savage Records. He played "Mr. Big" in Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2.
Death[change | change source]
DiLeo died when he was 63.
References[change | change source]
- "Remembrances of 'Tookie': Despite world renown, Frank Dileo was still a small-town guy at heart". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- "Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson's Former Manager, Dead at 63 | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
- Sisario, Ben (24 August 2011). "Frank Dileo, Michael Jackson's Manager, Dies at 63" – via NYTimes.com.