Chucky Thompson dead – Bad Boy Records producer dies age 53 after 'covid battle' as Mary J Blige and Diddy lead tributes
10th August 2021

RENOWNED hip hop producer Chucky Thompson has died aged just 53.

One of the biggest producers in the world, Thompson was known for his work with Mary J Blige and the late Notorious B.I.G.

Hip hop website AllHipHop.com reported that Thompson passed after a battle with Covid.

Mary J. Blige and Diddy posted tributes for the legendary producer on Instagram.

I’ve been in shock most of the day. Chucky Thompson was not just someone that I made Mary J Blige’s My Life with and a part of the legendary Hitmen, he was also one of the greatest humans that I’ve ever met," Diddy wrote.

Blige addded in her own post, "Chucky and I was and will always be a musical match made in heaven. He knew everything I was feeling personally and when we worked on the 'My Life' and 'Mary' albums. He was an angel sent to help me weather my storm."

Read our Chucky Thompson live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Julia Fields

    DIDDY PAYS TRIBUTE

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  • Julia Fields

    WHAT WAS THOMPSON'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    Hip hop website AllHipHop.com reported that Thompson passed after a battle with Covid.

  • Julia Fields

    'BLACK MUSIC'S UNSUNG HEROES'

  • Julia Fields

    'REST IN RHYTHM'

  • Julia Fields

    'PROVIDING A SOUNDTRACK TO MANY OF OUR LIVES'

  • Julia Fields

    'A BAD MAN AND A GOOD BRO'

  • Julia Fields

    'SO MUCH LOVE FOR THE DC AREA'

  • John Hall

    WHAT WAS CHUCKY'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    Chucky died on August 9, 2021, although his cause of death is yet to be revealed.

    His publicist told Tamar Juda told Billboard: ""It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson.

    "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."

  • John Hall

    WHO WAS CHUCKY THOMPSON?

    Born Carl E. Thompson on July 12, 1968 in Washington DC, Chucky was an American hip hop and R&B record producer.

    He was known for being a member of Bad Boy Entertainment's "Hitmen" team of in-house producers during the 1990s.

    This meant he worked with Bad Boy mogul Sean Combs AKA Puff Daddy on material for artists like The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans.

    Chucky also worked on hits for Usher, TLC and Busta Rhymes.

  • John Hall

    'REST IN PEACE'

    Rapper D-Dot posted on Instagram: “Damn! Big brother Moe! Un f**kin believable. Sad beyond words. And that smile.

    "Ughhh!! Your heart was bigger than life. Rest well my friend. #DCsFinest#GoGoChucky I used to call him. Gonna miss u big bro.”

  • John Hall

    MUSIC ICON

    Thompson was part of the Hitman production team founded by legendary rapper P. Diddy.

    DJs and singers have paid tribute to the renowned producer.

    Grammy Award-winning DJ Young Guru posted: "There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain. I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever.

    "You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around. You treated me like family from day one.

    "I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can't even explain it. RIP, there will never be another you."

  • John Hall

    HOW THE NEWS EMERGED

    Chucky's publicist Tamar Juda tweeted: “It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson.

    “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.”

    The Grammy nominee’s cause of death remains unknown

  • John Hall

    WHO WAS PAID TRIBUTE?

    Producer and protege Young Guru also confirmed Chucky's death on Instagram.

    Posting a picture of him with his late friend he wrote: “There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain.

    “I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever. You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around. You treated me like family from day one.

    "You made a point to the labels that I had to fly to New York with you on every session. You put me in rooms with Biggie.

    He added: “I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can even explain it. RIP @chucklife365 there will never be another you!!!!”

  • John Hall

    WHAT WAS CHUCKY'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    Chucky died on August 9, 2021, although his cause of death is yet to be revealed.

    His publicist told Tamar Juda told Billboard: ""It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson.

    "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."

  • John Hall

    WHO WAS CHUCKY THOMPSON?

    Born Carl E. Thompson on July 12, 1968 in Washington DC, Chucky was an American hip hop and R&B record producer.

    He was known for being a member of Bad Boy Entertainment's "Hitmen" team of in-house producers during the 1990s.

    This meant he worked with Bad Boy mogul Sean Combs AKA Puff Daddy on material for artists like The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans.

    Chucky also worked on hits for Usher, TLC and Busta Rhymes.

  • John Hall

    'REST IN PEACE'

    Rapper D-Dot posted on Instagram: “Damn! Big brother Moe! Un f**kin believable. Sad beyond words. And that smile.

    "Ughhh!! Your heart was bigger than life. Rest well my friend. #DCsFinest#GoGoChucky I used to call him. Gonna miss u big bro.”

  • John Hall

    MUSIC ICON

    Thompson was part of the Hitman production team founded by legendary rapper P. Diddy.

    DJs and singers have paid tribute to the renowned producer.

    Grammy Award-winning DJ Young Guru posted: "There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain. I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever.

    "You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around. You treated me like family from day one.

    "I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can't even explain it. RIP, there will never be another you."

  • John Hall

    HOW THE NEWS EMERGED

    Chucky's publicist Tamar Juda tweeted: “It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson.

    “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.”

    The Grammy nominee’s cause of death remains unknown

  • John Hall

    WHO WAS PAID TRIBUTE?

    Producer and protege Young Guru also confirmed Chucky's death on Instagram.

    Posting a picture of him with his late friend he wrote: “There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain.

    “I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever. You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around. You treated me like family from day one.

    "You made a point to the labels that I had to fly to New York with you on every session. You put me in rooms with Biggie.

    He added: “I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can even explain it. RIP @chucklife365 there will never be another you!!!!”

  • John Hall

    WHAT WAS CHUCKY'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    Chucky died on August 9, 2021, although his cause of death is yet to be revealed.

    His publicist told Tamar Juda told Billboard: ""It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson.

    "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."

  • John Hall

    WHO WAS CHUCKY THOMPSON?

    Born Carl E. Thompson on July 12, 1968 in Washington DC, Chucky was an American hip hop and R&B record producer.

    He was known for being a member of Bad Boy Entertainment's "Hitmen" team of in-house producers during the 1990s.

    This meant he worked with Bad Boy mogul Sean Combs AKA Puff Daddy on material for artists like The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans.

    Chucky also worked on hits for Usher, TLC and Busta Rhymes.

  • John Hall

    'REST IN PEACE'

    Rapper D-Dot posted on Instagram: “Damn! Big brother Moe! Un f**kin believable. Sad beyond words. And that smile.

    "Ughhh!! Your heart was bigger than life. Rest well my friend. #DCsFinest#GoGoChucky I used to call him. Gonna miss u big bro.”

  • John Hall

    MUSIC ICON

    Thompson was part of the Hitman production team founded by legendary rapper P. Diddy.

    DJs and singers have paid tribute to the renowned producer.

    Grammy Award-winning DJ Young Guru posted: "There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain. I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever.

    "You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around. You treated me like family from day one.

    "I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can't even explain it. RIP, there will never be another you."

  • John Hall

    HOW THE NEWS EMERGED

    Chucky's publicist Tamar Juda tweeted: “It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson.

    “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.”

    The Grammy nominee’s cause of death remains unknown

  • John Hall

    WHO WAS PAID TRIBUTE?

    Producer and protege Young Guru also confirmed Chucky's death on Instagram.

    Posting a picture of him with his late friend he wrote: “There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain.

    “I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever. You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around. You treated me like family from day one.

    "You made a point to the labels that I had to fly to New York with you on every session. You put me in rooms with Biggie.

    He added: “I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can even explain it. RIP @chucklife365 there will never be another you!!!!”

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