Halle Berry`s publicist dies

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2013, 17:03 PM IST

Los Angeles: Music publicist Patti Webster, who handled the public relations of celebrities like Halle Berry, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys among others, passed away at the age of 49.

Webster, who had been battling with prolonged illness, died in New Jersey, her family announced the morning of September 13, said Hollywood Reporter.

The publicist who was a three-time cancer survivor (ovarian, lung and brain), had laid down the foundation of W&W in 1991.

The company boasted clients like Berry, the BMI Urban Awards, Chris Carter, Creflo Dollar Ministries, eOne Music, Anthony Hamilton, Steve Harvey, Patti LaBelle, Ludacris, Mary Mary, Holly Robinson Peete, the estate of Otis Redding, Kelly Rowland, BeBe and CeCe Winans and So So Def Recordings.

Webster also served as a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), and the boards of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

She was also a member of the TReach (Therapies Reaching & Educating Autistic Children) Foundation.

In 2008, Webster was awarded with Ebony Communications Award of Excellence for her work in public relations and entertainment.