Hip Hop legend Andre Harrell, the founder of Uptown Records, has reportedly died

Posted at 8:50 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 10:37:59-04

Andre Harrell, the music executive who discovered Sean "Puffy" Combs, as well as many other iconic artists, has reportedly died at the age of 59, according to ABC.

Harrell founded Uptown Records and also headed Motown records. His cause of death is unknown. Many hip-hop artists have been paying tribute to Harrell on social media.

Harrell was reportedly working with BET Networks on a three-part miniseries about Uptown Records.

He is the second music legend to die on Saturday, including the death of the founding father of rock, Little Richard.