Oscar-Nominated Producer Karolyn Ali Has Has Passed Away From Natural Causes At The Age Of 70

Oscar-Nominated Producer Karolyn Ali Has Has Passed Away
From Natural Causes At The Age Of 70
BHR Hollywood Reports..............An Oscar-nominated producer who worked on the 2003 documentary feature Tupac: Resurrection passed away in the comfort of her Los Angeles home on Tuesday.

Karolyn Ali, 70, died of natural causes, according to a Saturday.

2003 Documentary Feature Tupac:
Her professional endeavors include more than 30 years worth of collaborations on film projects, documentaries, music videos and commercials.

Since 2003, Ali had served as executive assistant to her longtime friend Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said an Academy spokesman in announcing her death.
Karolyn Ali 

Ali started her career in the music industry working for Benny Ashburn, then manager of the legendary R&B outfit The Commodores, before moving to work for Dick Griffey’s S.O.L.A.R. Records, where she would do commercial and music video production.

Karolyn Ali 
In 1984, she started her company, Renge Films, with partners Bill Parker and Peter Allen. It was with Renge that Ali produced over 200 music videos including Wonder’s award-winning “Part Time Lover” clip in addition to commercials for the likes of Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.

Adding to her many distinctions, Ali earned the Lillian Gish Award from Women in Film, as well as the NAACP/Legal Defense Fund’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Her most recent project was the TV Series Unsung, which ran from 2009-2013, profiling some of the most powerful, yet unremembered R&B, Soul and Gospel artists from the Seventies to the Nineties.

Ali will surely be missed by her longtime friend, Motion Picture Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, whom she has served as executive assistant to since 2013.

She is survived by her mother Jennie Golden, sister Daaiyah Ali, step-brother Kermit Golden, and niece Shebibah Ali-Birdsong.