Statement from Bob Johnson on the Passing of Comer Cottrell, Jr.

The country lost a great and dynamic leader in Comer Cottrell who built the PRO-LINE Hair Care business into one of the top hair care brands for African American men and women. But to me, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), I lost a great friend, who, as a visionary and innovative marketing executive, became the first hair care owner to make the decision to advertise his hair care products on BET during its infancy.