Madonna has paid tribute to DJ and producer Mark Kamins, who has died at the age of 57.
He was reportely in Guadalajara, Mexico, when he suffered a "massive coronary" on Thursday.
He was a one-time boyfriend of Madonna, who has now spoken out to pay tribute to all the help he had given her when she was an aspiring beginner.
He even produced her debut single, 'Everybody'.
Mark Kamins, who has passed away age 57
"I'm very sorry to hear about Marks death," she said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
"I haven't seen him for years but if it weren't for him, I might not have had a singing career. He was the first DJ to play my demos before I had a record deal."
She added: "He believed in me before anyone else did. I owe him a lot. May he Rest in Peace."
Kamins is believed to have been suffering from heart problems for several months.
Tributes have been pouring in.