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Scotty Dugan Dead: Hollywood Publicist Passes Away On Way To Funeral

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Veteran Hollywood executive and publicist Scotty Dugan passed away on Thursday while on his way to the funeral of John Atterberry, a Death Row Records executive and film producer who was murdered in the shootings on Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street earlier this month.

According to The Wrap, Dugan, who was running press for Atterberry's upcoming Christian film "God's Country," fell ill while waiting for a Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transit Authority train. He was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and pronounced dead at the facility. Dugan was 52-years-old.

Jennifer Gotzon, his client and friend, said that she suspects a heart attack or brain aneurysm was to blame for his death. Gotzon told The Hollywood Reporter that he grabbed for his head before passing out.

Boasting a career in show business dating back to the 80s, Dugan worked as a reporter/editor, studio exec and public relations head.

For more, click over to The Wrap.