Former Napster executive killed by police patrol while cycling


An investigator collects evidence on the famous Mulholland Highway.

Former high ranking Napster executive Milton Everett Olin Jr. was killed Sunday after he was hit by a police car while cycling.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, the 65 year old was travelling in the bike lane when he was struck by the deputy, who has not been identified. The policeman was also reportedly travelling in the same direction of the entertainment guru when the accident occurred on Mulholland Highway.

Daily News reports Olin landed on the windshield, shattering the glass and landing on the street- later dying of his injuries. The driver sustained minor injuries and was later taken to hospital. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

While Olin was best known for his executive position at Napster, he was also known for co-finding law firm Altschul & Olin LLP. The Woodland Hills resident also held the Vice-President position at A&M records prior to his Napster stint where he was responsible for signing artists.

Released in 1999, Napster was an innovator of peer-to-peer services where users could easily share files and music. The company was forced to evolve into an online music subscription service after it was sued for copyright infringement and was eventually acquired by Rhapsody in 2011.

Source: Daily News | Image via CBS

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