NEWS: Oliver Withöft (Century Media Records co-owner) passes away, aged 49!

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Oliver Withöft, co-owner of label Century Media Records, tragically passed away on January 20th 2014 after falling ill several months ago, aged 49. A message can be read by the owner of the label and his business partner Robert Kampf below:

“I have lost my best friend of 32 years and my business partner of 24. Although the unthinkable already happened three days ago, I am still in a state of utter shock. Oliver Withöft leaves a space that cannot be filled for all who held him dear. He was a tremendous father, husband, son and friend and will be terribly missed. I will always treasure him in my heart as the witty, brilliant and altogether great person he was. Farewell Oliver, see you on the other side and in our next life. Your brother, Robert”

For those who would like to honor his memory, his family have asked us to inform you that – instead of sending flowers – they would appreciate it if you could donate to “The Oliver Withöft Scholarship”, a fund raised as part of the Kindred Project (website).

Here is the reference:
Account holder: Kindred Project Oliver Withoeft
Reference: The Oliver Withöft Scholarship
IBAN: GI89 BARC 0204 5216 2863 922

If you would like to share your memories and condolences, please email

We here at DEAD PRESS! send our thoughts and deepest sympathies to his family, friends and anyone else affected by his passing.