On May 19th, 2020 the music community lost a true hero. David “Huey” Hayman suddenly passed away.
It seems surreal. I spoke to him just a few days ago and wished him a Happy Birthday. He was a real fighter for indie artists everwhere and was loved by everyone he met.
He was a prominent Canadian music supervisor with extensive film and television credits. Hayman was chief music supervisor and creative director for Toronto’s Supergroup Sonic Branding Co.
His death was confirmed by his company, but no cause was immediately available.
“Yesterday we said goodbye to our fearless leader Doc David Hayman,” said a company statement. “When he created the Supergroup, he created a family based on passion, curiosity, authenticity and a pinch of crazy. An incredible talent with an even bigger heart David leaves behind not only an impressive legacy of work but also leaves his mark on the people of the film and music industry. Thank you all for your continued support. Follow your passions, keep it authentic and please be kind to one another.”
Hayman’s resume includes the television shows Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience, and the films Born To Be Blue and Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.
He was vice president of the Guild of Music Supervisors of Canada, and worked as a part-time faculty member at Toronto’s Humber College.
No cause of death has been confirmed. We do know that he died of natural causes. Dave Hayman was 42 years old and is survived by his wife and young daughter.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help support his family at this terribly difficult and tragic time.
Here’s the link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/DavidHueyHaymanMemorialFund
Rest easy dear friend,