New York industry veterans and DJs took to Facebook today to mourn the loss of legendary nightlife promoter Rob Fernandez. According to the reports Fernandez passed away today due to a heart-related illness.
For over a decade, Rob Fernandez has been one of New York and America's top electronic music promoters. Fernandez was the promotional force behind award-winning parties such as Danny Tenaglia's BE YOURSELF and Erick Morillo's SUBLIMINAL SESSIONS, and has worked at every major NYC dance venue from the original Sound Factory, Twilo, Palladium, Limelight, Centro-Fly, Sound Factory Bar, Discotheque, Cielo and most recently Pacha NYC.
SADNESS! frown emoticon Dear friends, today the music industry has unfortunately lost yet another beloved staple in nightlife history. ROB FERNANDEZ of "Rob Promotions" who's hosted way too many events to mention has sadly and suddenly passed away today from a heart related illness while exercising a few days ago. Everyone (including me) has been in shock and disbelief! - Danny Tenaglia via Facebook
Rob will be deeply missed by everyone that worked with him. New York nightlife has lost one of it's brightest lights. RIP Rob, New York and everyone in dance music is going to miss you.