Tuesday , September 22 2020
Roland Wirt

KJLH recognizes the life and legacy of Roland Wirt

Roland Wirt was a charismatic and loving entertainment promoter, well known by so many in the community. He passed away at 68. If you have condolences to the family of Roland Wirt, please leave your comments below.


  1. Roland was a great individual who had the “IT” factor. He bought a great energy to all those he came in contact with. Roland gave me the confidence to produce my children’s fashion shows and encouraged me and gave me great advice in business. I will miss his great sense of humor and his witty and charismatic spirit. Brotha Roland will truly be missed. RIP Roland God has the coolest angel in heaven now. My condolences to his family. God Bless

    • Roland was one of a kind. He was that cousin I knew would be honest, sincere and fun @ the same time. His energy was positively infectious. His love for family was undeniable. I will miss knowing he’s there for that encouraging word and charismatic charm. I’ll see you on the other side. I love you dearly… Greta

  2. Roland was a great individual to know and interact with. He was always positive and helpful. Over the last 40 years he was one of the best smelling brothers around. I will miss his great smile beneath a hat and a fragrance that only Roland could wear. God is collecting his Angels and he just took one of the biggest!

    • Roland was a wonderful, fun loving, friend. He made you feel like you were the most important person in the room when talking to you. He was a giant and has left a great imprint in our community and beyond. His presence will be truly missed. Prayers and love to his family

    • Yvette Johnson





  3. My heart and prayers goes out to his family Rest In Peace King

  4. I must give my condolences to his wife and family. I definitely Concur with Mona regarding Roland’s custom scents that were truly amazing especially since I have a heightened sense of smell
    I have known Roland more than 25 years. I also agree with Nicole so no need to be repetitive. We all will miss Roland terribly. Saw him last at the PAFF opening with that million dollar smile.

  5. Roland had class and charisma and talent — bottle it for the next generation! Condolences to family and close friends, appreciation and gratefulness for his presence by Him.

  6. RIP Roland my prayers are with your family especially your Memphis,TN family we met some years ago at your sister’s place in Houston,Tx and I knew then from our conversation what a great guy you were..The tie guy.. Wendell Cursey

  7. You will truly be missed. Your parties are the reason why my 20’s were so so fun!

  8. Roland Gave Me My First Video Job On His Boat Party With Ronnie Laws And Al Gyro. I still Have The Video Tape.. I Just Watch It Today.

  9. Roland will be truly missed by the entire family.

  10. Roland was the firs promoter I met when I came to Los Angeles. My aunt took me by his house to let him hear my music. This such a loss. Took me a couple of days to part from denial. Roland was a great Man to know and to watch. He was a classic man. It was a pleasure to be in his presence. My condolences to his family both far and near.

  11. My sincere condolences to Roland’s family and friends, and I’m sure he had tons of friends. To know him was to love him. He always greeted with an infectious bright smile and warm hugs. The love he gave was genuwine and heartfelt. And he dressed like a “BOSS”! I enjoyed attending the events he promoted, dignified and classy like him. You will truly be missed Brother Roland R.I.P. I love you!

  12. Wow!!! It feels like just yestrdy, I had hit Roland up to say hey…Roland was like our Brother… My sisters & I grew up in his clubs.. He was always smiling. A gentlemen He also had the hottest Clubs, Golden tail, Hollywood, Athletic Club, The Yacht Club.. Haa Everyone wanted to be where he was.. I met some of my Greatest music friends thru Roland…

    Roland was Always Jazzy, Always Dapper..The Kat in the Hat. Lol We use to tease him and Say “Yo Roland, when you really gonna start aging.. He was simply ageless!! Not a wrinkle in sight!! Lol.lol I loved Roland. He was good to everyone!! He touched soo many people & a heart of Gold .. Roland Wirt will deeply be missed in LA & around the world RIP Roland xoxo.
    Traci, Lori & Dorrie🙏🏾🙏🏾💝💝

  13. Roland is missed not just will be. He always aim to please. He wasn’t always about the money but was also about one supporting him. He would see me & would always say “you good”? I will miss him asking…..I now say “Rolaan u good”.

  14. Roland, Don Derbigny and myself Kevin Rouse worked together for the last 5 years, at the Regency West and all over LA on over 66 events, thou I’ve known Roland at least 30 years. Roland always supported my events before we came to work together. I’ve learned a lot from this man, his work ethic, his compassion for people, the way he carried himself under pressure and his love for his community was what I always admired and loved about him. I will miss my partner and his magic tricks of love & thoughtfulness. Los Angeles will never be the same, as I heard Bishop Noel Jones say Roland is replaceable, he was 1 of a kind. God has always put me in the presence of the best of the best. Roland Wirt was truely the BEST of the BEST!!! I will miss my partner. R.I.H. Roland Wirt.

  15. Roland, you were a true brother to the community and will be sorely missed. Love you man! Rest in Heaven my friend! ❤️

  16. Coolest Gentleman I have ever had the pleasure of meeting

  17. My deepest condolences and prayers to his family and friends. He was such a kind man. May God Bless his soul. LA has lost a great one.

  18. He always made me feel special. He always complimented me. Whether is was my photography or working to help Veterans. He always inspired me by the way he brought people together. His spirit lives on.

  19. Rest Easy Dear Roland. So glad we were friends and spent time together planning, plotting and laughing not to long ago. You wer a bright light in Los Angeles! There is definitely a void in this city! Much Love and Blessings to your family♥️🙏🏽.

  20. Don’t go out much, but whenever I wanted to get dressed up and
    go dancing I knew to find Roland and his crew because that’s where the party was. He looked out for me like a big brother and always checked to make sure I was okay and having a good time. Love and appreciate having known him. Roland was the man for real! and I find it so hard to accept he is gone now, having escaped from this crazy world.

  21. Roderick Pinkney

    I can’t remember the first time I met Roland, but after I finished college at MOREHOUSE in the 80’s he became a warm & friendly Brotherly staple in my Life. So many fond nights and memories over the years. Thank you for contributing to the night life fabric of LA. We will always Love & Cherish your spirit and energy. REST IN HEAVEN MY DEAR BROTHA! Gone, but never forgotten.❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  22. Trina Lawrence-Jackson

    What a great guy I met him at LaLouisianne where I was the head chef he introduced me to Howard Hewitt, it was so funny Roland had sent for someone to get me out the kitchen and I said to my staff I’m like what I do, what happened? Y’all messed his food up? He just wanted to let me know what an amazing job I was doing and how much the food had improved. I was so impressed then he told me “you’re bigger than this and you don’t even know it! Thank you Roland rest well sir and my condolences to Mrs. Wirt and family

  23. Roland’s life was devoted to bring love and joy to every brother and sister he touched. He was a great man, person and brother. He will truly be missed and always remembered.

  24. I met Roland when I first moved to L.A. at Savoy’s he has always inspired me to push hard in music and has always been a strong light with all people that I know that knows him….even the last time I saw him not long ago him stopped what he was doing and gave me tickets….yes the brother will be missed well done Brotha!

  25. Roland was one of a kind! He could get you to play for peanuts just because you couldn’t tell him no! From the Aqua Lounge to Savoy and in between, Roland could get a party started!! If you needed a place to mingle, Roland had a spot for you! Going to miss you my brother!!

  26. Roland was a Good Brother, worked with him for nearly 20 years
    John Burns
    UMOJA Research