Andre Harrell, Music Executive Who Discovered Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs, Dies at 59
Fans and industry have been pouring out tributes to the Hip-Hop legend who has reportedly passed away.
We lost a legend 😔🕊https://t.co/ln0sjFKYW7— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) May 9, 2020
The music that came through Uptown Records, undeniably, helped shape my musical tastes during my teenage years. I owe much to Andre Harrell, whom I never met. He was only 59 years old. We keep seeing so many black folks die so early. I’m worn down by it. https://t.co/rP7SP5ynq7— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) May 9, 2020
Andre Harrell, a veteran music executive best known as the founder of Uptown Records, where Sean “Puffy” Combs got his start in the business, who later went on to head Motown Records, has died.
He was only 59. The cause of death is as yet unclear.
“Bad Boy era. Rockafella era. It all comes from Uptown.”— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 9, 2020
Saluting Andre Harrell. The architect of so much music, so much culture.
Rest now. In power and peace. pic.twitter.com/rcmSeNNllV
Our deepest condolences to family, friends and fans
Andre Harrell, a veteran music executive who signed Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs to Uptown Records and later went on to head Motown, has died at 59. https://t.co/t0WnsVHZEl— Variety (@Variety) May 9, 2020