Tributes are being paid to Chucky Thompson, best known for his work as part of Diddy‘s Hitmen production team, who has died.
The producer and songwriter’s death was confirmed by friend, collaborator and mentee Young Guru, who revealed that Thompson had passed away in an Instagram post.
“There is nothing I can write that will take away this pain,” Guru (real name Gimel Keaton) wrote alongside a picture of him and Thompson. “I have to say RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever. You were the kindest person the world has ever seen. You were the most gifted musician I have ever been around. You treated me like family from day one. You made a point to the labels that I had to fly to New York with you on every session. You put me in rooms with Biggie.
He added: “I will forever be in your debt and I will forever be your little brother. This one hurts so bad I can even explain it. RIP @chucklife365 there will never be another you!!!!”