NEW YORK – Walter Yetnikoff, the rampaging, R-rated head of CBS Data who presided above blockbuster releases by Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and several other people and if not devoted his life to a self-catered feast of “schmoozing, shmingling and bingling,” has died at age 87.

Yetnikoff’s death was verified Tuesday by David Ritz, who collaborated with Yetnikoff on his memoir “Howling at the Moon.” Additional details were being not right away available.

The stocky, bearded Yetnikoff was a onetime law firm with a sharp thoughts, a foul mouth, a major heart, a tin ear, a roving eye and an

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