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Music executive John Atterberry shot dead in LA

US music executive John Atterberry has died after being shot in a random gun attack in Los Angeles on Friday.

Atterberry, 40, worked with artists including Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson.

He was shot at close range by a gunman, later named as Tyler Brehm, who opened fire on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood.

Brehm repeatedly shot at pedestrians and vehicles and was killed by an off-duty police officer.

Brehm, 26, had allegedly just broken up with his girlfriend of four years.

Atterberry had just left a bank and was returning to his car when he was shot.

He was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital, where he remained in a critical condition until he died on Monday afternoon.

He was a senior partner and chief financial officer at the GridLock Group, an event promotions company.

Previously, Atterberry was vice president of Death Row Records, a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of rap's biggest names, including Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg.