New York police declined today to shed light on potential suspects or motives in the beating death of Linda Stein, who helped boost the punk-music scene as manager of the Ramones and later became a realtor for top celebrities. Stein's daughter found her body Tuesday night in her Fifth Avenue apartment. Police found no signs of forced entry, CNN reports.
Stein managed the Ramones in the early 1970s, bringing them to England for a 1976 concert music historians say launched the punk movement in Britain. She was once married to Seymour Stein, who ran influential Sire Records and helped popularize the Talking Heads and Depeche Mode. Later, Stein sold real estate to the likes of Madonna and Angelina Jolie.