Longtime KCRW producer and host Matt Holzman died on Sunday after a battle with most cancers. He was 56.

Residents of L.A.’s Westside could acknowledge Holzman’s title from his most up-to-date mission on the NPR-affiliated radio station, The Doc. He was additionally a power within the creation of reveals akin to The Enterprise and Press Play. In Addition, Holzman hosted a screening sequence known as Matt’s Films at which he interviewed producers and administrators.

Press Play host Madeline Model took to Twitter with a tribute:

D2 Movies boss David Dinerstein known as the information “heartbreaking” on Twitter saying, “Matt was instrumental in championing so many extraordinary documentaries and unbiased movies which may by no means have constructed an viewers in any other case.”

Certainly, “The Doc” was an interview sequence with documentarians that started as a podcast earlier than evolving right into a screening sequence that took the place of Matt’s Films, and celebrated these filmmakers’ work.

With The Enterprise, which debuted in 2004, Holzman and his hosts lined the enterprise of present enterprise.

Holzman’s was a well-recognized voice to L.A.’s freeway-bound inhabitants. Not solely did he produce and host reveals, however he was distinguished presence on the station’s funding drives. Unsurprising since, after beginning at KCRW as a board operator, Holzman created the station’s Underwriting Division.

Holzman obtained a kidney transplant in 2006, which he documented on-air.

KCRW’s tribute calls his sudden stage IV most cancers analysis final fall “surprising” earlier than noting, “He dealt with it with such openness.”

Holzman is survived by his accomplice Adria Kloke who, stories KCRW, “was with him till the top.”

KCRW introduced the information in a Tweet in addition to a extra personal remembrance on its web site.