Beloved Hollywood manager Chris Huvane died aged 47 Sunday night in an apparent suicide after battling depression, according to reports.
Huvane worked with such clients as the late Chadwick Boseman, Margot Robbie, Margaret Qualley and Julianne Moore at Management 360.
“We are devastated beyond words this morning, Chris was simply ‘the best of the best,’” Management 360 partners said in a statement to Deadline Monday.
“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 every day forward.”
Hollywood manager Chris Huvane died aged 47 Sunday night. WireImage
His former client Henry Winkler called Huvane’s death “heartbreaking” and said, “Chris was so thoughtful and knowledgeable and such a compassionate caretaker … He is now Free.”
Another client, “Scrubs” star Zach Braff, tweeted, “There wasn’t a more beloved person in Hollywood,” about Huvane Monday.
“He suffered every hour with his depression. I did everything I could think of to try and lift his spirits … I will love you forever, Chris.”
Huvane was GQ Senior West Coast Editor before swapping careers. He became a manager in 2010 when he joined Management 360 and was promoted to partner in 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Cole Huvane, who works on Travis Scott’s management team and is best friends with Kanye West’s girlfriend Julia Fox.
Chris Huvane and Liv Tyler.Getty Images
Marking his birthday in June, his wife posted on Instagram a video of him singing, writing: “Happy birthday to the most giving and caring person we all know. Thank you for sharing this life with me. I am so lucky to have you by my side. Anyone who knows you is lucky. You are one of a kind and you take care of everyone, but today is your day. You deserve the world. Love you mucho.”
In July 2021, Huvane opened up about his depression on Facebook, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cole Huvane poses alongside best friend Julia Fox and pal Briana Andalore last month.Instagram/ colehuvane
Alongside a photo of him volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, he wrote: “I remember this day vividly. It was week four of a crippling depression that lasted for a long time and still leaves me with shrapnel to this day. I was finding it hard to find motivation to live despite having an abundance of reasons to live. Brain was wired incorrectly causing me to have panic attacks for the first time in my forty-four years.”
He said that giving back had helped him through a breakdown, adding: “Finding a little motivation helped. It actually got worse for me after this exact day but seeing the photo really reminded me of that time in my life. Moral of the today [sic] is that s–t can and will get better. You will need a lot of help from a lot of people. Learn to trust. You all know who you are.”
Huvane’s brothers are also Hollywood bigwigs: Stephen is a partner at Slate PR and Kevin is a partner at CAA.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.