Carl E. “Chucky” Thompson has died. At the age of 53, the legendary producer’s cause of death has not yet been revealed. Though social media posts by celebrities like Donnie Simpson and DJ Jazzy Jeff indicate that the cause of death may have been connected to the coronavirus.
Chucky Thompson’s Death Confirmed By His Publicist
Confirmed by his publicist, Chuck Thompson, death has all of R&B and Hip Hop in mourning.
His publicist issued a statement that reads –
“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.”
Chucky, a native of Washington D.C. inspired numerous acts in R&B and Hip Hop genre in the ’90s.
As reported by XXL, he was part of the Hitmen Crew with Diddy and Bad Boys Records and he worked with artists on classic songs, including –
- The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa (1994)
- Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) (1994)
- Usher – Think of You (1994)
- Mary J. Blige – My Life (1994)
- Faith Evans – Faith (1995)
- Nas – One Mic (2001)
- Ne-Yo – Worth It (2015)
News of the producer’s death sent shockwaves through the music industry. Many paid tributes to him via social media, referring to him as “legend”, “big brother” and “mentor”.
As recently as last month, Thompson posted on Instagram a message with the date 9/24/21. Captioning the photo “Vol 1. Welcome to the LOVE era…@diddy with a heart emoji. Perhaps referring to his involvement in Diddy’s upcoming music project.
Jermaine Dupri posted the following message –
“1 of the best !! If I don’t see every person that claim they make R&B not say something about us losing @chucklife365 ! You not a student of the game, I’m glad when I had the opportunity I letchu know!you Da shit!! May your soul rest in Power”
And everybody did just that.
Reportedly Chuck is scheduled to be inducted into the Washington D.C. Hip Hop Hall of Fame.
Condolences go out to his family and all who he touched. RIP.