British producer and songwriter Rupert Hine, who produced songs on Tina Turner’s 1984 comeback album Private Dancer and was instrumental in works by a host of other big names, has died. He was 72, but no details were given in the announcement by the Ivors Academy of Music Creators, where he was a board member.
Hine was a dominant producer in the 1980s and 1990s, working with Tina Turner, Rush, Stevie Nicks, the Thompson Twins, Bob Geldof, the Fixx, Suzanne Vega and Howard Jones, among others.
Hine was born on September 21, 1947 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England. He started his career as a member of the folk duo Rupert & David. He then went on to a career that included time with British group Quantum Jump. He went to producing, but later revived his solo music career.
His works appeared on soundtracks for the films Better Off Dead, Golden Eye, The Fifth Element and The Addams Family, and several television series.