Sad, unexpected news

June 11th, 2008 ~ 8:16 pm

I found out today that Lincoln Dabagia, my commercial agent, died suddenly this weekend. I don’t have any details beyond the email.

From the email:

We are sad to inform you that Lincoln Dabagia of LDA Talent passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 8, 2008. Funeral services will be held next week in Indiana. A memorial service will be planned in Los Angeles later this month. Arrangements are still pending.

Please know that we have been in touch with SAG and provisions are being made to administer any work and pending payments. You will be notified as soon as those details have been determined. Please bear with his wife and family as they work through both their own grief and Lincoln’s business responsibilities.

Lincoln’s wife Jennifer can be contacted at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lincoln’s name to Much Love Animal Rescue, 310-636-9115
Much Love Animal Rescue
PO Box 341721
Los Angeles, CA 90034

21 Responses to “Sad, unexpected news”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Apparantly, he took his own life. I went to high school with him in Michigan City, IN and had a huge crush on him growing up. This has hit me hard even though I haven’t seen him in 20 years. May God be with his family during this time. Terri

  2. Anonymous says:

    I also went to school with him and he was the cutest, nicest guy you’d ever want to know. I had emailed him a few months ago and though his email had a tinge of being down, I never thought in a million years this would happen. He will be much missed and the world has lost a great person. Prayers and thoughts to his great family. Sheila

  3. -Laurel- says:

    Knowing that he took his own life makes me more sad since you can’t help but wonder what could have been done to help before it happened. Not to say there was anything to do, but you just think these thoughts. Like I wish he knew he helped me. I was so excited I got a great callback last week, and I don’t know if he ever found out.

    I know he spent his career helping others find work, which is such a great thing to do for people. It makes me sad because I’m sure he has affected so many people on so many levels.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I baby-sat Lincoln as a child! He was thee most georgeous ball of energy! I was stunned and devestated to hear this news. The fact that as an adult, he was also right down the street from me and I never knew it, because I lost touch with him, is a crushing heartbreaking irony. My prayers and deepest sympathy to his family.
    With fond memory, and highest regard, Rebecca M.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just learned of Lincoln’s passing and I am deeply sad. I’m really in shock actually. My heart goes out to him and his family.

    Honey L

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow! What a shocker. I grew up with Lincoln in Indiana and I know his brother Lee quite well. I am stunned that he may have taken his own life, I can find nothing remotely related to news out of Santa Clarita about this. Suicide is the last thing I would have thought. My condolences to his family.

  7. Dana Dabagia says:

    My darling, beloved son, Lincoln, was cherished, loved and will always be a part of my broken heart. I love you, Linc.


  8. Mindee de Lacey says:

    Lincoln was my agent. He was always there for me. I will always have so much respect for him and his knowledge of the business of commercials. He taught me alot about what makes a good headshot – It’s not the picture your mom would put on the piano but one that shows the wrinkles, scars and character of the actor. As a woman that was hard for me to accept but I know he’s right. I’m really going to miss him alot.
    Condolences to his wife and family.
    Mindee de Lacey

  9. Anonymous says:

    I was shocked to read of Lincoln’s passing and my heart goes out to his family. We grew up together in Long Beach and went to Purdue at the same time. I had not spoke with him in 2 years but he was always so full of life, I am just stunned. Many prayers to his Mother and Father.
    Chris Thompson

  10. jenny says:

    I was one of Lincoln’s clients too. I was with him at Angel City and faithfully followed him to LDA. I was so honored to be a part of LDA’s opening. He will forever hold a special place in my heart because he was the first agent in Hollywood to take a chance on me. Just when I didn’t think I had enough talent or self esteem to do this, along he came to guide me and help me believe in myself again. Now I am a working actress and feel like I can do anything! I really would not be where I am today without him. I will be forever grateful to Lincoln Dabagia. Lincoln, I hope you have found peace and just know that your actors will never find another agent like you!

    My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, parents and family.
    Jenny Rainwater

  11. mark says:

    I was a business associate of Lincoln’s, I met him at Purdue several years ago through some mutual friends. I am just overwhelmed with the news of his passing. My prayers are with his wife and family during this difficult time. I just talked to Lincoln around Memorial Day and everything seemed fine in his life. I would never suspect what has been written at the top of this blog and I refuse to believe.
    That scenario does not seem plausible.
    Rest is peace bro!
    Mark C.

  12. Aynsley says:

    Lincoln was my agent at Angel City and was kind enough to invite me to join LDA as well. He was a kind and supportive person, and I am shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. I pray that his friends and family find the strength to get through this terrible time, and find joy in the memories Lincoln has left with them. Rest in peace, and thank you for believing in me and in all of your clients.

    I would like to be informed of any service being held in Los Angeles for Lincoln so that I may attend.
    thank you

  13. Anonymous says:

    Lincoln was my agent as well. I attended his service today. It was very moving. He worked so hard for me. I’m happy that the last time we spoke on the phone before his passing, we had a good laugh about one of my commercial spots. I’ll miss him.

  14. -Laurel- says:

    I went as well, to pay my respects. I was a relatively new client so i wasn’t as close to him on a personal level yet, but he’ll always be my first agent. I wanted to show support for his family as well. It’s just so heartbreaking.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Lincoln and I dated in college for quite a while. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful musician and I cared deeply for him. I will keep his family and friends in my prayers. Such a tragic loss.
    Megan K.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I just found out of Lincoln’s passing just now. He was my agent four years ago and he led me to booking three national spots in one month, in the first month I was with him. He’s the reason why I got my SAG card. He was an awesome agent and a super nice guy. I would have recommended him to anybody in the business. He will be missed.

  17. Andrew "Budge" Showstead says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Lincoln’s passing. I played guitar in Lincoln’s college band, and he was a phenomenal drummer. Along with several other friends, we also shared a couple houses at Purdue, also with “Chauncey” his wheaton terrier, and yes, he brushed his teeth too 🙂 . I can still see him smiling, though it’s been 15 years since I last saw him; it was this memory which brought me to start googling to see what he was up to. My deepest condolences to his wife and family. He is missed. — Budge.

  18. Jennifer Dabagia says:

    Hi Laurel. Um, this is Lincoln’s wife. Just one of the many nights that I have spent up thinking about him, and then i stumbled upon your website when I googled Lincoln. I never went to your website until tonight and cant believe all the wonderful comments about Lincoln. His birthday is on Sunday. He would have turned 40. I hope your career is going well and just wanted to say hi.
    Jennifer Dabagia

    • Laurel says:

      Hi Jennifer, I was actually thinking about this recently because one of the spam comments on the post about his memorial was amazingly absurd. I’m glad you found it and I hope it was comforting.

      Did you know we have a mutual friend? Ray Miller- he’s my friend’s manager.

  19. jennifer dabagia says:

    Hi again- it’s 4 years ago tomorrow that I lost Lincoln and i of course began googling about him. hope your career is going well and i am happy that i can still read good thoughts about him.

  20. Laurel says:

    Weird, I was just thinking about this today at a workshop. Usually wordpress notifies me of new comments, but I didn’t see this until just now. I hope you’ve been doing well. 🙂

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