Caresse Henry, one of America’s leading entertainment managers, died aged 44 on March 31st, 2010. Her body was found in Irvine, California, where she lived. According to the Orange County Coroner’s office, Ms Henry died of a self-inflicted gunshot. However, ‘despite rumours to the contrary, the cause of death has not been determined and is currently under investigation,’ as Liz Rosenberg, publicist to Caresse Henry’s former client, Madonna, confirmed in a statement to CNN on April 2nd.
From 1991-2004, Caresse Henry worked for Madonna, initially as a secretary and personal assistant, later replacing Freddy DeMann as the star’s sole manager. Their partnership covered the most critically acclaimed phase of Madonna’s career, including her Golden Globe-winning performance in Evita (1996) and the 1998 album, Ray of Light, which garnered four Grammy awards. Continue reading