Chucky Thompson, a legendary hip-hop producer has died. He was 53.
Thompson was known for producing with hip-hop’s largest acts including the late Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West.
Tamar Juda, Thompson’s publicist, confirmed his passing in a statement per USA Today.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson,” she wrote. “To anyone in his orbit, you know how generous he was with his energy, creativity and love. Both the music industry, and the world has lost a titan.”
Legendary engineer Young Guru wrote a touching tribute on Instagram to his “mentor” who “changed his life forever.”
Fellow DC native, rapper Wale also tweeted out about the producer’s death.
This Chucky Thompson news hurt …— Wale (@Wale) August 9, 2021
Jermaine Dupri expressed his condolences over Instagram calling Thompson, “1 of the best.”
Questlove wrote about the huge impact Thompson had on his career.
The cause of death has not been officially been revealed but radio personality Donnie Simpson tweeted out that it’s possible that Thompson could have died from COVID complications.
I just got word that DC’s legendary music producer, Chucky Thompson has died from COVID complications. He produced everyone from Mary J. Blige, Biggie & Chuck Brown, to Kanye West, Raheem DeVaughn, Craig Mack and Puffy. He was a bad man & a good bro.— Donnie Simpson (@DonnieSimpson) August 9, 2021
My deepest condolences