The co-creator of reach ’90s tv set series MTV Unplugged has died.
Jim Burns up, who created the show with tv set manufacturer Robert Small in 1989, was struck with a cab Saturday and died Tuesday due to the injuries suffered from the car accident. The 65-year-old, who experienced trouble along with his eyesight, was walking around his community in Manhattan whenever a cab struck him, police informed the Associated Press. The occurrence was purely accidental, as the cab drivers remained on the arena for questioning.
“MTV was deeply saddened to observe Jim Burns up’ passing. As co-creator of the beloved Unplugged franchise, his groundbreaking work is constantly on the resonate with audiences surrounding the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and family members,” an MTV representative told Variety Wednesday.
Small, who got become faraway with Melts away but performed to rekindle the relationship, validated his friend’s loss of life.
“He was a terrific human being. He will make fun of men and women without making them feel bad. He just had a knack for making people happy,” Small told the New York Post on Wed, after going to his former spouse in a healthcare facility.
Burns perished after battling multiple head incidents.
Unplugged was a true gem of the ’90s. The music series featured stripped down shows of legendary artists like Elton John, Jay-Z, Bob Dylan, plus more.
“It kind of allowed a rebirth of acoustic. Jim thought, ‘How can we create another avenue for performers?'” Small reminisced to the Post. “It allowed for music artists to show another part, for instance, a great deal of hip-hop artists had the opportunity to be more lyrical and poetic. It was at the same time when songs were becoming big hits because of the music videos. It became going beyond the music videos and back to the music.”