Brian Gerber, 41, was officially declared dead on Wednesday (29Aug12) after he was discovered in his crashed car at the bottom of an embankment in the Angeles National Forest.
Gerber's family posted a message on his Facebook.com page after hearing the producer had been found dead. It read: "Our worst fears regarding Brian Gerber have been confirmed. Brian's family thanks you for all the condolences, good thoughts, prayers and asks for your patience and understanding during this most difficult of times. Obviously they are overwhelmed with this situation and are asking for privacy."
Gerber was the founder of digital media consultant Gerber Rigler, which oversaw the Digital Hollywood Content Summit, held bi-annually in New York and Los Angeles.
He started his filmmaking career directing videos for pals R.E.M.
Gerber leaves behind wife Arabella Field and their two children.