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Scott Kenyon Dead: Innovative Artists Agent Was 39

Scott Kenyon, a longtime agent at Innovative Artists, died suddenly on February 15. He was 39.

Kenyon’s death was confirmed by Innovative Artists. A GoFundMe page established in his honor explains that “he unexpectedly passed away of a heart-related issue while playing beach volleyball.”

Kenyon began his journey at Innovative Artists in 2008, starting out as an assistant for Maury DiMauro, vice president and head of strategic marketing and endorsements department. He was later elevated to agent within the department, spending 14 more years working in the New York office. He relocated to his native Los Angeles in 2022, where he continued his career with Innovative. He most recently served as senior talent agent within the strategic marketing and endorsements department.

In an obituary for him shared by the talent agency, Kenyon is described as “the rare combination of an entertainment professional who moved effortlessly from the professional worlds of fashion and beauty brands, to his recreational pursuits on the volleyball court and golf course. At just 39 years old, Kenyon had amassed a client list and reputation for having a level of taste and integrity that made him much admired across his industry.”

DiMauro and agency president Scott Harris also commented on the loss of their colleague.

“Scott Kenyon has been a treasured friend and beloved colleague since he began working with us when he was 23 years old, and over these sixteen years, he has become a brother, son, and mentor to all of us at Innovative,” said DiMauro and Harris. “With broken hearts we send our condolences to his wife, children, parents, sister, and family on their unfathomable loss, along with our profound gratitude for their generosity in letting him be a part of our family for so many years.”

Kenyon was born on Sept. 8, 1984 and was raised in Pacific Palisades. He graduated from USC with a BA in international relations before starting his career at Innovative Artists.

Kenyon was married to Lauren Epstein, with whom he had two children, Tyler and Crosby.

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