Producer Greg Ladanyi dies

Worked with Toto, Jackson Browne

CYPRUS -- Grammy-winning music producer Greg Ladanyi, who worked with such artists as Jackson Browne and Don Henley, died in an onstage accident on the Greek side of Cyprus, his label announced Tuesday. He was 57.

Ladanyi, president of Maple Jam Music Group, was touring with Maple Jam artist Anna Vissi when he fell off a ramp and suffered fatal head injuries last Friday, a publicist for the label said.

Ladanyi was an engineer, mixer and producer who worked with a variety of artists during his career, including Browne, Henley and the bands Toto, Fleetwood Mac, the Church and Jaguares.

Ladanyi's work earned 16 Grammy nominations, and he was directly nominated three times.

He won in 1982 for best engineered non-classical recording with Toto's "Toto IV" and was nominated for "Producer of the Year" honors for Henley's "The Boys of Summer."

"With 40 years in the music business, he also was a pioneer in surround sound and played a critical role in contributing to the world of digital recording and delivery," Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said. "His artistry and passion for audio will be sorely missed."

Plans for a private memorial service were pending.
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