Jerry Heller, early manager for group N.W.A, dies at 75

Music industry veteran Jerry Heller is photographed in New York's Central Park Aug. 14, 2006. (JIM COOPER)

Jerry Heller, early manager for hip-hop group N.W.A, has died at age 75, Billboard Magazine reported Saturday.

Heller died of a heart attack Friday night at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, family members confirmed to Billboard.

The music industry business man was mostly known as manager for N.W.A.'s Eazy-E. Heller went on to work with some of music's biggest names.

Heller sued the makers of "Straight Outta Compton," released in 2015, over his negative portrayal in the movie.

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