Chucky Thompson was known for being a major player for Diddy’s Hitmen team as an in-house producer at Bad Boy Records. Fans first heard of the news of his passing through producer Young Guru initial confirmation on August 9 on Instagram.
Young Guru shared his own sentimental statement on Monday, calling Chucky “my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever.”
Thompson was one of the founding members of the squad, which included Easy Moe Bee and Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie.
The Washington D.C. native got his start playing the congas with Go-Go music legend Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers, before finding his way to Bad Boy.
In addition to his hits with Diddy and Bad Boy, Thompson churned out hits for Tevin Campbell, New Edition, TLC, Busta Rhymes, Juvenile, and Mary J. Blige to name a few.
“My first real session with Bad Boy was with [producer] Easy Mo Bee. Puff asked if I wanted to go to the studio and hang out with him,” Chucky Thompson said during an interview with The Recording Academy.
Diddy shared his condolences on Monday with a heartfelt message for his old friend.
He shared, “I’ve been in shock most of the day. Chucky Thompson was not just someone that I made Mary J Blige’s My Life with and a part of the legendary Hitmen, he was also one of the greatest humans that I’ve ever met. He always kept you laughing, always kept you smiling and he always let you know that he loved you. I love you Chucky. One of the greatest of all time. You will be truly missed. Love, Puff.”
Condolences from WorldWide Entertainment TV to the game changing producers, friends and family, for their loss at this time.