Helped with Hilary Duff, Polyphonic Spree albums

Music marketing exec Eric Ferris died Jan. 18 in Los Angeles after an extended battle with cancer. He was 41.

A memorial service will be held Sat., Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul The Apostle Church, 10750 Ohio Ave., Los Angeles.

Ferris served from 2002 as senior VP of marketing at Hollywood Records where he was involved in the release of albums by Hilary Duff, Breaking Benjamin, Jesse McCartney, Aly & AJ and The Polyphonic Spree. 

Previously, Ferris held several positions at Virgin Records from executive assistant to product manager and eventually VP of Marketing.  As a marketing executive at Virgin Records, Eric guided the careers of N.E.R.D., Placebo, The Spice Girls, Smashing Pumpkins, Lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones. 

Born in Tampa, FL, he graduated Southern Methodist U. and UCLA.  He moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and began his career as an assistant in the music department at CAA.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; three children; his parents; and a sister.

Donations may be made to The Ferris Children Benefit Fund or Pancreatic Cancer Research.

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