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Bobby Thomson

Tour manager

Bobby Thomson, Ozzy Osbourne’s tour manager, was found dead in his Birmingham, Mich., hotel room, Thursday July 24. He was 50 and had battled throat cancer for 18 months, according to an Ozzfest publicist.

He was in the Detroit suburb for the Ozzfest heavy metal music festival. It appeared he had died in his sleep. An initial examination showed no sign of foul play.

“We are devastated by the loss of our dear friend Bobby,” Osbourne said in a statement. “He has been a part of our family for 23 years and loved very much. He will be greatly missed by all of us.”

Born in Wallyford, Scotland, Thomson lived in Saugus, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Terri, and two sons.

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