Chucky Thompson, One of Bad Boy’s “Hitmen,” Dies at 53


Chucky Thompson the hip-hop, R&B, and pop producer best known for his work with Bad Boy Records has died, AllHipHop and Billboard report. He was 53 years old. As a member of Bad Boy’s in-house production team the Hitmen, he was responsible for some of ’90s hip-hop and R&B’s biggest hits, including the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” and Faith Evans’ “You Used to Love Me.” The producer Young Guru first shared the news of Thompson’s death on social media, before Thompson’s publicist Tamar Juda also confirmed the news to Pitchfork.

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

Thompson was born in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 1968.


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