On April 15, 2022, Art Rupe, a well-known American music executive, died at the age of 104. It’s the talk of the town right now. The news of his death has also gone viral on the internet. After the news emerged, the internet was flooded with heartfelt wishes for him and his family. All his fans and admirers were shocked to learn of his death. He was a beautiful person and human being who contributed much to the music industry. His family is heartbroken. We express our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Who was Art Rupe?
Art Rupe was an American music executive and record producer who also went by the name Arthur Newton Rupe. On September 5, 1917, he was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He created specialty Records in Los Angeles in 1946, which is known for its rhythm and blues, blues, gospel, and rock and roll recordings. The record mogul is most known for launching Speciality Records, a label that helped begin the careers of several legendary musicians at the advent of rock ‘n roll.
He grew up in a Jewish home and was a regular attendee at his local Baptist church. Art Rupe was born and reared in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. His father, whose name has been not revealed, was a Galician manufacturing worker who immigrated to the United States. His mother was a homemaker who was born in Pittsburgh. He grew up listening to music from a black Baptist church in the neighborhood. He received his education at Virginia Tech, Miami University, and UCLA. His birth name was Arthur Goldberg, but he changed his surname to Rupe, which was the surname of one of his ancestors. In 2017, he reached the milestone of 100 years old.
What was the cause of Art Rupe’s death?
Art Rupe was reportedly 104 years old at the time of his death. His death was confirmed by the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, which he founded. He took his last breath on the 15th of April at his house in Santa Barbara, California. However, the reason of his death has yet to be determined. His daughter, Beverly Rupe Schwarz and granddaughter Madeline Kahan survive him. Many famous personalities have expressed their sorrow at his death. His family is in immense sorrow right now and we hope that they overcome this misery.