George Goldey, a longtime agent in both publishing and Hollywood who in recent years devoted his time to world travel and international academics, has died. He was 63. Goldey died unexpectedly on March 31 while attending a reception for the opening of the Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with his wife, Karen.

During the 1980s, Goldey headed up the public relations department for science fiction magazine Omni, later going on to serve as a senior executive with the corporate division of Rogers & Cowan Public Relations. Based in its Los Angeles office, he implemented campaigns for a wide variety of high-profile clients. After leaving Rogers & Cowan, Goldey in 1993 founded acting agency the Goldey Company, where his clients included Barry Newman, Jan Michael Vincent, Sally Kirkland, Edie McClurg, David Strickland, Julie Benz, Mathew Letcher, Jackie Obradors and Michael J. Pollard.

Goldey is survived by Karen, his wife of 32 years; his daughter, Alexa; and many cousins. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 PM Saturday, April 23, at St Augustine by the Sea in Santa Monica.