Larry Payton passed away Monday pic

  • Larry Payton passed away Monday.

Sad news this week in the entertainment world: Celebrity Attractions President Larry Payton passed away unexpectedly Monday at Tulsa’s St. Francis Hospital of an unspecified illness. Celebrity Attractions, of course, is responsible for bringing in numerous Broadway shows to Little Rock and several other metro areas around the mid-south.


Verizon Arena posted on Facebook Tuesday: “The staff of the Verizon Arena is very sad today. We lost a good friend who presented many great shows in our market. We’ll miss Larry’s smiling face and positive attitude.”

Payton was 64. The memorial service will be Saturday at First Baptist Church in Downtown Tulsa. More details are available in the press release after the jump.