Brent Grulke, one of the creative forces behind the South By Southwest festival in Texas, has died, aged 52.
The longtime creative director of Austin's annual event suffered a heart attack and died on Monday (13Aug12).
Grulke, a former journalist, became a stage manager in the first year of the festival in 1987 and he was named the event's creative director in 1994, according to Spinner.com.