Quinn Coleman- Tragedy Of Debra L. Lee Son

by kusang Fri Mar 10 2023 Updated On Wed Jan 10 2024
Quinn Coleman- Tragedy Of Debra L. Lee Son

Quinn Coleman was a DJ and A&R executive and is famously known for being the son of former BET chief Debra Lee.

His father is Randall Coleman. He had a sister named Ava Coleman.

Quinn Coleman's father and sister.
Quinn Coleman's father and sister. Source: Instagram

About His Mom Debra

His mom, Debra, born on August 8, 1954, is an American Businesswoman.

She was the chairman and chief Executive Officer of BET, the parent company of Black Entertainment Television, from 2005 to May 28, 2018.

She was born in Fort Jackson and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Political Science with a focus on Asian Studies

She earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a law degree from Harvard's Law School

She began her professional career as an attorney in the early 80s and worked for five years at Steptoe & Johnson, a corporate law firm based in D.C.

She became BET's Vice President of Legal Affairs and general counsel in 1986

In addition to her legal duties, she served as the Corporate Secretary and BET's Publishing Division publisher. 

She was promoted to President and CEO of BET Holdings, Inc. in 1996. Nine years later, she became President and CEO of the entire company. 

Since becoming president, she has actively developed the BET brand and created new programming. 

In addition to her work at BET, she sits on several corporate boards, including Marriot and Revlon

She also oversaw the publication of the YSB, Heart & Soul, Emerge, and BET Weekend magazines and several imprints of BET Books, which published romances for African American women

Quinn Coleman and his mom.
Quinn Coleman and his mom. Source: Instagram

His Career

Quinn worked as a DJ. His stage name was Spiccoli, inspired by the character in “Fast Time at Ridgemont High.”

He was also an A&R executive at Capitol Records. In May 2018, he joined the group Brasstracks

Before his senior director position at Capitol, he spent four years at Warner Bros.

Coleman also started his career in music at Sirius XM, where he interned before rising to music programming coordinator, working across such channels as BPM, Tiesto’s Club Life, The Heat, and Backspin.

After graduating from Boston College, he worked as a music promoter in Washington, where he co-founded the single-day music festival Trillectro in 2012 alongside Oyewole and Marcel Marshall.

Originally held at the Half Street Fairgrounds, the festival proved so popular it later relocated to the 19,000-set Merriweather Post Pavilion, where artists including Wale, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg, SZA, Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi performed.

Coleman and his partners ultimately produced six festivals over seven years.

Tragic Death Of Coleman

Quinn, a central label executive, DJ, and son of former BET chief Debra, died on Sunday at 31.

He passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

The reason for his death is still unknown. His family and music industry were devastated to hear the news of Coleman’s passing early, as he had a bright future ahead.

Brasstrack remembered Quinn as a legend.

Quinn Coleman with his mom and sister.
Quinn Coleman with his mom and sister. Source: Instagram

Age And Net Worth

Quinn was 31 years old at the time of his death.

As an American businesswoman, his mom, Lee, has a net worth of $30 Million, per the source.

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