Carl “Chucky” Thompson, once part of the famed in-house producer coalition under the Bad Boy moniker “Hitmen,” has died from COVID-19, according to several reports. He was 53
Nas, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Faith Evans, Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men were a few of the popular artists who worked with Thompson.
Thompson had recently posted on his Instagram account an upcoming release date while tagging Sean “Diddy” Combs:
“Vol 1. Welcome to the LOVE era… @diddy ❤️”
Thompson’s publicist, Tamar Juda announced his death on Twitter:
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. pic.twitter.com/jTUl9BNfK4
— Tamar Juda (@LastWordPR) August 9, 2021
Prayers and thanks to the prolific music producer flooded social media.
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.
My deepest condolences
— Donnie Simpson (@DonnieSimpson) August 9, 2021
Chucky Thompson was really an angel. ?
— lalah hathaway (@lalahhathaway) August 9, 2021