On Sunday afternoon Napster’s former COO Milton Olin was hit by a sheriff deputy’s patrol car while biking in Calabasas, California.
The car and the bike were headed in the same direction, the officer was on routine patrol. Police said Olin was in the bike lane when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer involved was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
The Traffic Services Detail is investigating the death.
Olin was 65 years old and married with two sons. He practiced entertainment law for 38 years and co-founded Altschul & Olin LLC. He was Napster’s COO from 2000 to 2002, back when they were a file sharing site. Prior to that Olin was A&M Records‘ VP of Business Development.