Jeff Tornberg, film exec and independent producer, died Dec. 21 in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was 43.
During his tenure with the Robert Stigwood Organization in the 1970s, Tornberg worked on the stage and film productions of “Tommy” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” traveling extensively to scout venues and assisting with casting choices.
As an independent, he produced Andy Warhol’s controversial X-rated “Bad” in 1977.
He was hired as VP of production at MGM/United Artists where he managed recording artists such as Irene Cara in the 1980s.
He is survived by his mother, two brothers and several nieces and nephews, as well as his longtime friend, Philip Centanni Jr.
Donations requested to AIDS charities and pediatric care organizations. A private service and reception will be held March 4 in Los Angeles. For information, call Centanni, (213) 650-7800.