The power behind the legend: Bruce Moshman passes

The power behind the legend: Bruce Moshman passes

June 23, 2016 1:30 PM

Bruce Moshman, longtime partner of Monti Rock, passesBruce Moshman, the longtime partner of entertainment legend Monti Rock III passed away this week at the age of 82 in a Las Vegas hospice.

“We were partners in every sense of the word for 42 years," Rock said. “ He served as my manager and body guard through the best of times and the worst of times. People call me a legend and if that was the case then he was the power behind the legend. He was my everything.”

Moshman had been in declining health for several years but his passing was attributed to complications from pneumonia, according to Rock, who said plans for a “celebration” of Moshman’s life will be announced at a future date. He is survived by family members in New York and Florida.

Rock came to public attention years ago with dozens of appearances on the Johnny Carson show, a time when he was seen as a hair dresser to the stars and a New York nightclub personality.

He had stage, television and music credits, was booked at Caesars Palace in the 1960s and during recent years has been an entertainment columnist for Gaming Today.

“And Bruce,” he said, “was with me, holding my hand, guiding me every step of the way.”

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: