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:
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”
My guy. Miss you buddy. pic.twitter.com/osw90wjd
@andyroddick Andy,we are all feeling sorry for your loss.Ken has always been a true entertainer and respectful person. Stay strong..
@MardyFish My condolences for you too,buddy..
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!
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
Sending my condolences to Ken Meyerson’s family and friends. #wewillmissyoukenny
RIP Ken Meyerson. Your passion not only for our sport but for life will be missed. So sad….
Thoughts and prayers are with Ken Meyerson and family. Very sad news.
@andyroddick. I cant believe it,so sad news…):
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….
#wewillmissyoukenny condolences to your Family and friends…… You will be missed
Love u Kenny Meyerson! U were always good to me! Thanks…..
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..
#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
I have never seen you without a smile your face R.I.P. #wewillmissyoukenny
Will never forget our bus trip together from the US Open to Manhattan when i was 14years old,thank you.RIP Ken Meyerson #wewillmissyoukenny
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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