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We've been trying to write an appropriate obit for Danny Sugarman, longtime aficinado, and eventual manager, of the Los Angeles rock band the "Doors" but we're not in the mood. Perhaps it's the rain, perhaps it's bitterness over what little he did with managing Iggy Pop's career, but we just can't work up any passion for the man who parlayed a gig as a male groupie into a career. He was such a starf*cker that he even married Fawn Hall, who was Oliver North's secretary during the Iran-Contra scandal.

We were raised not to speak ill of the dead, and we're sure he was an excellent husband, brother, son, colleague, manager, friend who is gone too soon after fighting a horrid terminal disease. We get that.

We just aren't surprised to see the media's rather tepid response to his passing, perhaps because Sugarman was just noteworthy for being one of the first to cash in on being a member of an entourage.

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Guess he established one crucial LA archetype after all.

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