HomeWME Agent Robert Newman mourns the loss of his daughter Leah to postpartum complications – Deadline

WME Agent Robert Newman mourns the loss of his daughter Leah to postpartum complications – Deadline

WME’s Robert Newman, one of Hollywood’s most beloved literary agents, had a tragedy last week. He wrote a short note to the community as he and his family mourned. The Newmans have our deepest condolences.

Monday, November 22, 2021 Leah Stephanie Newman She gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Beatrice Violet. Our beloved daughter and sister, Beatrice’s mother, Leah, died unexpectedly from unknown postpartum complications at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday, November 24. Beatrice will be raised lovingly by Leah’s parents, Cindy and Robert Newman.

To know Lea was to love her. She was an unusually loving, generous and kind person; Her big heart overflowed with compassion for humanity. Lea loved sewing, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Leah’s dream was to become a mother.

Leah was born on July 14, 1988 in South Florida and raised in Beverly Hills. She worked for years in the entertainment industry, most recently at Harpo Entertainment, then changed her career to become a successful and respected speech-language pathologist working at both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles.

We are so grateful to the many dear friends who reached out to our family with gestures of support during this most painful time and for the wonderful friends who have been such guiding lights in Leah’s life.

The service will take place on Thursday, December 2nd in the morning. In lieu of flowers, Leah’s name can be donated to: The March of Dimes or a trust fund to be set up in Beatrice’s name.

Cindy, Sarah, Jenna, Emma and Robert Newman