Chris Huvane, a partner at Hollywood talent firm Management 360, has died after an apparent suicide. His death was first reported by Deadline. According to reports, the 47-year-old suffered from a long battle with depression. It is not yet clear on what date the talent manager died.

Huvane, whose brothers are Slate PR partner Stephen Huvane and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) partner Kevin Huvane, started working in talent management in 2010 and had a long list of famous clients, including Margot Robbie, Jensen Ackles, Zach Braff, the late Chadwick Boseman and Julianne Moore.

Following his death, Management 360 released a statement about Chris Huvane’s passing. “We are devastated beyond words this morning, Chris was simply ‘the best of the best,’” Management 360 partners said in a statement. “A brilliant manager, consummate colleague and friend, a rock of our company and our culture, beloved by every single person who ever met him. It’s an incalculable loss and our hearts go out to his family and friends. We are all better for having known Chris, and we commit to honoring his legacy everyday forward.”

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Chris Huvane died from a possible suicide. The Hollywood talent manager was loved by his clients and friends. (Credit: Facebook)

Chris Huvane started his career with HBH Public Relations before slowly moving his way up to talent manager. He was a New York native and eventually found himself on the West Coast as GQ‘s senior West Coast editor. He then started to work with Management 360 and was made partner in 2015 after five years with the company.

Besides being a Hollywood talent manager, Chris Huvane was a co-producer for the 2019 film Finding Steven McQueen and got an executive producing credit for his work on It’s a Brad Brad World, which was a reality TV series about Brad Goreski.

The 47-year-old also had small acting roles in Tigerland and appeared as a waiter in a Sex in the City episode.

Outside of his job, Chris had many passions. He was a boxer, loved motorcycles and tattoos. After the recent passing of Chadwick Boseman, Chris got a tattoo of the late Black Panther actor on his arm to remember one of his beloved clients.

Chris Huvane is survived by his wife, Cole Huvane, four brothers, Stephen, Robert, Michael and Kevin Huvane, and one sister, Denise Whalen. He is also remembered by his father, Martin Huvane, nephew Declan Huvane and former sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Huvane.

The talent manager’s family has not released a statement following his death.

Following his death, many of Chris’ friends took to Facebook to remember the kind man. Matthew Ross shared a touching message about his friend and said that Chris inspired him during difficult times, especially over the course of the 2020 pandemic.

Ross said, “When the pandemic started, my friend Chris Huvane sent me this photo to let me know how we were going to celebrate when the madness ended. I responded by saying he has always inspired me during the tough times, which he most certainly had done, and that I looked forward to taking him up on the offer. But I never got to have that drink with Chris. He just passed away. I send love to his family and friends. One of most deeply good and kind and generous people I’ve had the great fortune to call a friend is gone far before his time. This is a very sad day. I love you brother.”

Some of his clients have also posted on social media and are remembering the 47-year-old. According to many of them, Chris was a beloved man who was passionate about his job and clients. He was known to treat his friends and clients like family and cherished his long-term friendships.

Christopher Rogers took to Twitter and talked about how Chris Huvane took a chance on him when he was starting in the industry. He said, “@chrishuvane truly was the most genuine guy in Hollywood. In ways his heart was too big for this. He was too open, too available… he not only took a chance on Cantwell and I when were just a couple kids with a spec script, he was my dear friend. I love, Chris. Rest in Peace.”