Showtime’s Wade Succumbs to Cancer

Showtime Networks Inc. executive vice president of sales and affiliate marketing Jeff Wade died Tuesday after a long battle with brain cancer.

Wade had been with the programmer since 1981.

“Jeff was a terrific leader, but, more important, a terrific human being,” Showtime Networks chairman and CEO Matt Blank said in a prepared statement. “He was cherished by his many friends throughout the company and industry. Jeff was a great member of our team, a kind and decent man whom we will always remember fondly.”