Chucky Thompson, hip hop and R&B producer, dies at 53

Carl ‘Chucky’ Thompson, Who Produced Hits for the Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige, Dies at 53

Carl “Chucky” Thompson, the producer, composer and member of the Bad Boy label’s stable of “Hitmen” responsible for smashes by artists like the Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige, has died at age 53.

No official cause of death has come from the family or reps, though AllHip-Hop reported that Thompson died from complications of COVID-19.

News of his death spread Monday after one of his production charges, Young Guru, confirmed Thompson’s death in an Instagram post, saying, “RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever.”

“It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson,” said his longtime publicist, Tamar Juda. “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.”

Prior to his death, Thompson was working alongside Shania Twain and was in the process of filming a documentary about his life.

His publicist released the following statement:

“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.”

Deadline reports he was working with Shania Twain before his death and that he was filming a documentary about his life.

Thompson was born in Washington, D.C.


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