Publicist-Author Bob Jones Has Passed
September 22, 2008
Longtime former Motown Records Public Relations senior executive Bob Jones died on Saturday, September 20, reportedly of an apparent heart attack. Sources state that he passed in his garage after returning from a bike ride. Mr. Jones attended the recent BMI Urban Music Awards and tribute to the music group, the Jacksons, September 4; perhaps the last major industry event he attended. After his long stint at Motown, in 1987 Mr. Jones left the label to work with Michael Jackson at MJJ Productions. In 2005, on the heels of the much-publiciized [sic] Michael Jackson child sexual abuse trial, Mr. Jones, along with writer Stacy Brown published a very unflattering book about Jackson called “The Man Behind the Mask.” It was promoted as insider’s story of the King of Pop. Jones had spent a total of 34 years working with the superstar.
This original article along with a photo of Mr. Jones can be found at The Urban Network.