It is with great sadness that we share the news that our beloved friend, cigar legend and talented music composer, Avo Uvezian, has peacefully passed away earlier today. This sad news comes almost immediately after celebrating his 91st Birthday this past Wednesday, March 22nd.
We recognize that Avo’s passing is a tremendous loss to our industry – he was enormously appreciated by all who had the pleasure to come into contact with him – consumers, retailers, manufacturers and acquaintances.
Jim Young, President Davidoff North America adds:
Scott Kolesaire, who manages the marketing program for Avo and knows him extremely well, added:
On behalf of all of Oettinger Davidoff and Avo’s friends across the premium cigar industry, we extend our sincere condolences to Avo’s family – his wife Nivia, daughter Karyn, sons Jeffrey, Robert and Ronny and their families.
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