Carl “Chucky” Thompson, the producer, composer and member of Bad Boy is responsible for hits for artists like the Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige to say the least. Sadly, he has passed at age 53.
No official cause of death has come from the family or close friends, though many have reported that Thompson died from complications of COVID-19.
News of his death spread on Monday after Young Guru made an Instagram post, confirming Thompson’s death in an Instagram post, saying, “RIP to my mentor, my big brother, the man who changed my life forever.”
Thompson is responsible for two of the nineties most seminal recordings, 1994’s “Ready to Die,” the debut album from the Notorious B.I.G., and Mary J. Blige’s “My Life.”
From there, Thompson continued his list of platinum-plated credits for the Hitmen and Bad Boy — Faith Evans’ “You Used To Love Me,” Usher’s “Think of You,” Nas’ “One Mic” and Total’s “No One Else” are among them. Thompson was also behind 1995’s “One Sweet Day” from Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, as its producer and arranger, “On the 6” from Jennifer Lopez as one of its programmers, 1996’s “Home Again” album from New Edition, 1997’s “Life After Death” from the Notorious B.I.G, and Mase’s “Harlem World,” from that same year, as well as the LOX’s beloved “Money, Power & Respect.”
Rest in Peace Chucky!
Listen to some hits from Chucky Thompson: