Journey’s Former Manager “Herbie” Herbert Passed Away at 73

Journey’s Former Manager “Herbie” Herbert Passed Away at 73 | Society Of Rock Videos

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Walter James “Herbie” Herbert II, longtime manager of Journey, passed away at the age of 73 on Monday, October 25. He died of natural causes at his home in Orinda, California.

Herbert started as a roadie for Santana, but he went on to manage Journey for over two decades. His longtime assistant Maria Hoppe told The San Francisco Chronicle that he had been suffering from a “prolonged illness”.

In addition to his work with Journey, Herbert also managed The Steve Miller Band and even co-managed Swedish groups Roxette and Europe.

After news of his death broke, tributes poured in.

“I’ll cherish all the incredible times and trials and tribulations we experienced together,” guitarist Neal Schon wrote on social media. “Herbie was an incredible hands-on manager and fought like a mother fucker for all of us every step of the way. I can easily say that without his vision there would have never been many of the innovative things that we shared.”

“I hold the greatest times in my heart forever,” Schon continued. “My deepest condolences to All that knew him and loved him. God Bless you R.I.P. Herbie with much love respect and admiration.”

Herbert is survived by his wife Maya, daughters Seaya and Katherine, brother Robert and sister Katherine.

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