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Robbie Williams pays tribute to long-time manager

Robbie Williams pays tribute to long-time manager

Robbie Williams has paid tribute to his long-time manager David Enthoven, who has passed away after a "short illness".

The 42-year-old pop star has worked with David since his Take That days in the mid-1990s and has taken to social media to mourn his passing.

Robbie tweeted: "My Friend, Mentor and Hero passed away today. David Enthoven I love you RIP x (sic)"

News of David's passing was confirmed by a spokesperson for the MMF Music manager's forum.

The spokesperson said: "We are very sad that long time manager and MMF supporter David Enthoven has passed away today after a short illness.

"David will be remembered as a true friend, an exemplary colleague, a helpful mentor and a truly exceptional human being.

"Our thoughts are with all the artists and team he worked with at IE Music and of course his family. Big Hugs David. We will miss you."

Back in 2007, Robbie sent a video message to David and his business partner Tim Clark after they won the Robertson Taylor 'Peter Grant' Award for outstanding achievement at the Music Managers Forum Awards.

He said in the video: "I just want to express how much I love you and how much you mean to me.

"Ie:music is the best kept secret in the music industry. As luck and fate would have it God put me in the hands of two of the most capable men in the industry today.

"I definitely wouldn't be as healthy as I am today if it wasn't for you. When I grow up I want to be like you. I will never go anywhere else. You've got me for life."