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- Posted on Sep 30th 2009 10:00AM by John D. Luerssen
Officials said Ladanyi fractured his skull after falling 13 feet during Vissi's performance at Nicosia's GSP stadium. He also suffered multiple fractures to the ribs and chest when he slipped down a gap between the stands and the ground level at the venue, just before the start of Vissi's concert.
According to reports, Ladanyi's family is honoring his wish to donate his organs. "It was Greg's wish to donate his organs to help other people," a family representative announced. His lungs and his liver will reportedly go to transplant patients in the UK and Israel.
Friday's concert went ahead after Vissi visited the producer at Nicosia hospital. Vissi, who was extremely close to Ladanyi and was working with him on her second English-language album, said, "On Friday night, I lived through one of the strangest nights of my life -- the worst and most tragic of nights. Within a few seconds, my great joy and excitement at the prospect of performing for the first time in around four years in front of my compatriots was transformed into an unbearable drama."
Ladanyi worked on six albums with Jackson Browne, including his landmark 1977 disc 'Running on Empty,' four albums with Toto, three albums with Don Henley, including his 1984 bestseller 'Building the Perfect Beast,' and the Church's 1988 watermark 'Starfish'. He also helped produce Fleetwood Mac's 1990 record 'Behind The Mask' and had worked with Jeff Healey ('See the Light'), Jaguares ('Bajo el Azul de Tu Misterio') and most recently on Vissi's Greek album 'Apagorevmeno.'
During his career, Ladanyi earned 16 Grammy nominations, including being nominated for Producer of The Year for Henley smash 'The Boys of Summer.' He won the Best Engineered Recording -- Non-Classical Grammy in 1982 for Toto's 'Toto IV' album.
A memorial service in the US is being planned.