Steve O’Rourke dies – 1940-2003

Steve  O'RourkePink Floyd’s manager Steve O’Rourke died of a stroke today. Steve managed the Pink Floyd and solo works of Nick Mason, Rick Wright and David Gilmour. He started managing the band back in 1968 when The Pink Floyd stopped using the services of Peter Jenner and Andrew King.

As well as managing Pink Floyd Steve also had a strong interest in motor car racing. He had to stop racing for his team due to heart problems but a stroke today took his life.


We were extremely sad to learn today of the death of EMKA Racing owner Steve O’Rourke, subsequent to the heart problems which had forced him to give up racing earlier this season. During a long career in sports car racing, which started in 1979, Steve competed in the FIA GT Championship on many occasions. He competed in the full 2000 and 2001 seasons, with Tim Sugden and a Porsche 996 GT3-R, his best results being two second-place finishes in 2000. This season, the Pink Floyd manager had continued to be a regular visitor to the FIA GT

Championship paddock. His car, in the hands of Tim Sugden with Martin Short and then Emmanuel Collard, enjoyed an excellent season, winning in Enna Pergusa and Anderstorp, when Steve accepted the trophy for the winning team. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and the whole of EMKA Racing.

Source: [ Brain Damage and FIA GT site ]


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