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WASHINGTON - AUGUST 09: Chucky Thompson poses for photographers during a screening of "Takers" at the AMC Georgetown on August 9, 2010 in Washington, DC.

Chucky Thompson, a legendary hip-hop producer has died. He was 53.

Thompson was known for producing with hip-hop’s largest acts including the late Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West.

Tamar Juda, Thompson’s publicist, confirmed his passing in a statement per USA Today.

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

Legendary engineer Young Guru wrote a touching tribute on Instagram to his “mentor” who “changed his life forever.”

Fellow DC native, rapper Wale also tweeted out about the producer’s death.

Jermaine Dupri expressed his condolences over Instagram calling Thompson, “1 of the best.”

Questlove wrote about the huge impact Thompson had on his career.

 

The cause of death has not been officially been revealed but radio personality Donnie Simpson tweeted out that it’s possible that Thompson could have died from COVID complications.