(CNN)Chucky Thompson, a shaper for Bad Boy who worked with immoderate of the biggest names successful hep hop and R & B including Notorious B.I.G., Nas and Mary J. Blige has died. He was 53.
His publicist, Tamar Juda, confirmed the quality to CNN connected Tuesday. No origin of decease was shared.
"It is with a precise dense bosom that I tin corroborate the passing of Chucky Thompson," Juda said successful a statement. "To anyone successful his orbit, you cognize however generous helium was with his energy, creativity and love. Both the euphony industry, and the satellite has mislaid a titan."
A autochthonal of Washington, DC, Thompson began his vocation successful euphony arsenic a portion of go-go euphony fable Chuck Brown's band, The Soul Searchers.
Thompson was tapped by Sean "Diddy" Combs to go 1 of his archetypal "Hitmen," the successful location accumulation that worked with immoderate of the biggest stars of Bad Boy Records, the statement Combs founded.
The shaper recovered overmuch of his occurrence moving with artists similar Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans connected songs which are present considered classics.
On Monday night, Blige posted astir his decease connected societal media.
"I conscionable spoke to this antheral past month! We were discussing our plans to enactment unneurotic again," Blige wrote successful the caption of a photograph of Thompson connected her verified Instagram account. "Chucky and I was and volition ever beryllium a philharmonic lucifer made successful heaven. He knew everything I was feeling personally and erstwhile we worked connected the 'My Life' and 'Mary' albums."
The Grammy nominated producer precocious talked to Essence magazine astir Blige's documentary "My Life," which premiered connected Amazon earlier this summer.
"Mary and Puff gave to maine a spot that gave commencement to a vibe that helped make a humanities infinitesimal successful music," helium said. "This 'My Life' documentary is simply a glimpse into that vibe that moved R&B euphony forever."