Where’s Eric! is sad to report that Rich Fitzgerald passed away on Monday, 15 August 2011 after a long and brave battle with cancer. A veteran record industry executive, he worked with Eric Clapton from the 1970s, first at RSO Records, then Warner Brothers Records and later, Reprise. Rich spent the last several years working directly with Eric, right up until his death. The last project he worked on, Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues, is due to be released next month on CD and DVD.