Jeffrey Jolson-Colburn, Former THR Music Editor, Dies

The veteran journalist covered the industry and attended the Cannes Film Festival for the publication through the mid-1990s.

Jeffrey Jolson-Colburn, a former music editor for The Hollywood Reporter, died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles, the website Hollywood Today announced. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Jolson-Colburn, who was in his mid-50s, founded Hollywood Today in late 2006 and during his career also served as a writer, editor and/or publisher at such outlets as Grammy Magazine, Rock Magazine, Woodstock and E! Online.

A relative of legendary Hollywood actor and performer Al Jolson, he covered the music industry for THR from the late 1980s until the mid-'90s. Jolson-Colburn also attended the Cannes Film Festival and the MIFED film market in Milan during his stint at the publication.