Gary Arnold

29 Mar: Best Buy, Music Industry Icon Gary Arnold Dies

Gary Arnold was a big man with a huge heart — and he had an immeasurable impact on the music industry during his 18 years at Best Buy.

Gary, once among the most powerful retail executives in the entertainment business, died Monday following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64.

“He was an icon at Best Buy. He was an icon in the music industry,” said Shari Ballard, Best Buy’s president of multichannel retail. “And he was a remarkable and lovely human being.”