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Adam Levine Speaks About Death of His Lifelong Friend and Manager

Adam Levine

Singer Adam Levine recently opened up about the death of his lifelong friend and manager, Jordan Feldstein.

During an interview with Variety, he opened up about Feldstein’s sudden and tragic passing.

“It was a tragedy foisted upon us and far and away one of the saddest moments of our lives, and personally of mine. This is a kid I’ve known since we were in diapers. He was one of the most important people in my life from a very early age,” said Levine.

“It will always be something that’s missing in my life. I break down; I cry. We built this together, and it will never be complete without him,” he added. “But at the same time, we know he wants us to keep trucking.”

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Levine later shared that even though Feldstein passed away almost a year ago, he still thinks of his fallen friend “every day.”

Feldstein died unexpectedly at his Los Angeles home at the age of 40 last December from a pulmonary embolism, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. His death was ruled “natural.”

In a statement to USA TODAY, the Feldstein family said Feldstein called 911 after experiencing shortness of breath. He had gone into cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived and died a short time later.

Feldstein was the founder and chief executive of Career Artist Management and had managed Maroon 5 since its inception 15 years ago. His company also counts Miguel, The B-52s, Elle King and Rick Springfield among its clients.

“It was brutal. When that all went down, I remember having to dig deep and say to myself, ‘Am I just going to let this fall apart, or am I going to try and hold this thing together?’ ” Levine said. “I thought to myself, ‘How do I make this all work again?’ I know that he would have wanted me to hold it together.”