Andy Roddick, Tennis Community Mourn Loss Of Agent Ken Meyerson
by Staff | October 20th, 2011, 4:13 pm
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Our condolences go out to the friends of family of tennis agent Key Meyerson who passed away earlier this morning at the age of 48.

Meyerson, who’s been involved in tennis for 20+ years, was the head of the Lagardere Agency’s tennis division. Among his clients were Andy Roddick, the Bryan Brothers, Mardy Fish, Caroline Wozniacki, Fernando Gonzalez, Sam Querrey, Justin Henin and in the late 80s Michael Stich.

Meyerson was an avid tennis player himself, playing in high school and for a season University of Portland before graduating from the American University in Paris with a BA in Business Administration.

This morning, Meyerson died in his Miami home during his sleep due to an apparent heart attack, according to the Miami Herald.

“Ken was a very hard worker and was always determined to do his best, both for his clients and for the company,” said Lagardere Chairman Arnaud Lagardère. “His clients were his extended family and there was nothing he wouldn’t, or couldn’t, accomplish on their behalf. Ken is, and will remain, an inspiration to all of our agents. We were proud that we chose him to start our US sports operation. He became, and will always be, one of my closest friends and I will miss him dearly. At this time, I think of his family, Claudia and his two girls.”

Ken is survived by his wife, Claudia, and daughters Charlotte and Emily.

Several tennis players including Roddick, who began on the tour in 1999 with Meyerson, took to Twitter to express their thoughts and sympathies:

andyroddick
Ken. I love you and miss you I will be forever grateful for your faith&loyalty You will forever be my brother.. As always “thanks meyerson”

Mardy Fish
My guy. Miss you buddy. pic.twitter.com/osw90wjd

Novak Djokovic
@andyroddick Andy,we are all feeling sorry for your loss.Ken has always been a true entertainer and respectful person. Stay strong..

Novak Djokovic
@MardyFish My condolences for you too,buddy..

rennae stubbs
am deeply saddened at the sudden death of agent Ken Meyerson, 1 of the true characters of our sport…. u will be missed my friend!

victoria azarenka
very sad news today for everyone who ever knew Ken Meyerson! great person and agent who will be missed a lot by so many people…RIP Ken

Milos Raonic
Sending my condolences to Ken Meyerson’s family and friends. #wewillmissyoukenny

Lisa Raymond
RIP Ken Meyerson. Your passion not only for our sport but for life will be missed. So sad….

CoCo Vandeweghe
Thoughts and prayers are with Ken Meyerson and family. Very sad news.

Gisela Dulko
@andyroddick. I cant believe it,so sad news…):

John Isner
#wewillmissyoukenny

TamiraPaszek
I am truly shocked and sad!! Ken, you were an amazing person. We will miss you and you’ll be in our hearts and thoughts forever….

Somdev Devvarman
#wewillmissyoukenny condolences to your Family and friends…… You will be missed

murphy jensen
Love u Kenny Meyerson! U were always good to me! Thanks…..

Mahesh Bhupathi
Friend and super agent Ken Myerson passes away this morning at 47, Dont think the sports business will ever be the same again, R.I.P Kenny..

fernando gonzalez
#wewillmissyoukenny Thanks for the great job,moments and your care, YOU ARE THE MAN!!! Love you baby

Thiemo de Bakker
My great agent has passed away today. Thanks Kenny for always believing in me, you were the best. My thought go out to his family

Anastasia Pivovarova
I have never seen you without a smile your face R.I.P. #wewillmissyoukenny

Michaella Krajicek
Will never forget our bus trip together from the US Open to Manhattan when i was 14years old,thank you.RIP Ken Meyerson #wewillmissyoukenny

Doug Spreen
Some days are good and some are bad, today is just plain sad. The passing of Ken Meyerson makes today a terrible day. #wewillmissyoukenny


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12 Comments for Andy Roddick, Tennis Community Mourn Loss Of Agent Ken Meyerson

Michael stich Says:

I am so sad that the greatest Agent a true friend has Left us. Thanks for everything Kenny. You inspired me and helped me becoming the Person i am. Tennis will Miss you so much As you were the Agent that Loved the Game more than the Business. Andy Be strong and Let’s Never Forget the Great Person and all the Stories he Told us.
My deepest sympathie for Claudia the Kids and the Family.
Kenny i Love you and will Miss you Forever.
Michael Stich


bill adams Says:

from back to working for mr hopman in italy and our skiing days,kenny you are one fantastic person rip and condolances to your wonderfull family
bill adams


bill adams Says:

from the harry hopman crew in bologna italy,skiing inthe alps you are one fantastic guy,condolances to your wonderfull family
bill adams


jane Says:

Very sad: he was so young.


Anders Borg Says:

This is such very sad news. Thank you so much for all the joy and happiness you spread around you Ken from we met during our studies at the American College in Paris until speaking to you just last week. You will be dearly missed by everyone and my condolences goes out to your family.

Anders Borg


Jeff Drock Says:

Thanks for all you have done for the tennis world. You will be sadly missed by all.


Rafa's babe Says:

RIP my heart felt condolences to your family and friends


Andre Says:

Sad news and I’m sorry for the loss.


BUZZ Clifford Says:

Sorry man , for your loss.

Buzz Clifford


Humble Rafa Says:

Condolences to his family and friends. I saw a few interviews of him on TV and came across as a very nice guy.

RIP


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[...] Roddick, breezed past veteran Tommy Haas 6-3, 6-4. The match was Roddick’s first since the shock death of his agent, Ken Meyerson, two weeks ago. Andy wore a “Kenny” patch on his left sleeve in memory of his [...]


Meera Says:

Kenny we will miss you so much . Few weeks be fore he past away we saw him in his office and it was the first time that
He meet michael he made him feel so good about his songs . Michael put his song “on my own” on kens computer. that was kens first song on his itune list.
To his family stay strong. We will remember you for ever.

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