A former high-ranking executive at controversial music website Napster died in a bike accident on Sunday (08Dec13).

Milton Olin, Jr., 65, who was Napster's Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2002, passed away after his bicycle was in collision with a cop car in Los Angeles.

A police officer was treated in hospital for cuts to his face following the incident on Mulholland Highway, but no one else is believed to have been hurt.

Olin, Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tmz.com. Police are investigating the incident.

Napster operated as a music-sharing website until it temporarily shut in 2001 amid legal action for copyright infringement. It went into liquidation before being relaunched as an online music store.