Celebrities React To Andre Harrell’s Sudden Death

Published: Sunday 10th May 2020 by Sam

As reported, music executive Andre Harrell tragically died at his Los Angeles home after what some reports assert was a heart attack.

He was 59.

The passing of the Uptown Records pioneer – who launched the careers of Diddy, Mary J. Blige and many more – received an outpouring of emotion from many. Several of whom are struggling to make sense of the news.

Their words after the jump…

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My prayers go out to all the family. GOD BLESS 💔You were the beginning for so many and a genuine positive energy through it all … I salute you KING!!🕊🕊🕊🕊

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Broken, Andre Harrell The Originator who kept us all in place . 💔💔😢🙏🏾

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So heartbroken 💔 @andreharrell was like an uncle to all of us. This world is unbelievable right now. Speechless.

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You were the psychic of the sound of black spirit and culture. You could stare into a song in the same way you could stare into a person. If there was a star in there you’d be the first to point it out. They would not know me if it weren’t for Tammy, Teddy and Puff and they, too, were discovered by You; Andre Harrell. The smile, the dances, the glasses, the honesty. We are at a loss but because of that, we know what Heaven has gained. You are with the Master now. Blessings to your family and your love ones at this time. GOD IS THE GREATEST.

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Ahh man😢 My brother my friend my mentor wow …We just spoke and your energy was way up. Your spirits were so high 🙏🏽I could of never predict that you was on your way home King🙏🏽 Thank you for always supporting good music / artist and creativity King ! Thank you for the Teddy & Babyface celebration that was your magic that helped make it happen🙏🏽 We miss you already King blessings to the entire Family of the GREAT Andre H the ICON🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊

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As difficult as this is I know you would want me to share ❤️ on today to honor and celebrate and inspire dreamers everywhere say hi to Kimmie and my daddy for me 🙏🏼 love u forever and I’ll make sure they get the moves right!! 💋 here’s to your magic🥂

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@andreharrell 🤲🏽 BLESS UP ! Thank you for many great talks thank you for your friendship and everything you done for all of us we love you ! Love forever ! 🤲🏽 Your energy is amazing ! Legendary @andreharrell !

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Today has been rough!!! I will miss your encouraging words and insight and BIG SMILE AND BIG HEART!!! Heaven gained an angel we lost a brother in flesh but NOT IN SPIRIT!!! My heart 💔 #RipAndreHarrell your legacy will live on THROUGH US ALL!!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾😢💋💋💋 PS HE ALWAYS MISSPELLED MY NAME AND I NEVER CORRECTED HIM 😂😂😂😢😢😢 #DAMN #Repost @andreharrell ・・・ Two of the most skilled and talented actress's on the screen today ,With her 2nd oscar nominated work , the gifted ms Targi P Henson' ! …..A star of stage, screen n film the beautifully talented ms Sanaa Lathan.. really made the nite fun !

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Andre was the only person in this business at his level of genius,no mater where we were or who’s party it was,he would always come up to me and let me know when I was hot and once I got his Super Black Excellence stamp, I ain’t need to hear nothing from no one else, RIP Champagne and Bubble,Velvet,Sexy,Feel Good 4 eva!! 🥂

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Andre’s passing hurts deep. A CLASS ACT! truthteller 👊🏾…KIND and ALWAYS THERE, he’s been quietly at the forefront of our culture advising countless …HE TRULLY CARED ABOUT THE REPRESENTATION OF OUR PEOPLE. NOBODY WAS MORE REAL THEN HIM. This is the end of an era. My heart is broken .. Our prayers are with you @gianni ..your father is a legend. Rest In Peace @andreharrell 🕊👑

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RIP Andre Harrell…thank you for the gift of so many incredible artists. Gone too soon.❤

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A one in a million man!! You always had a big smile, a golden ear,and a beat ahead of everyone! You will be missed, my friend!! 💔 But always remembered🕊🕊🕊

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If you know me, then you know @wendycredle is one of my girls! Waking to the news of @andreharrell passing is just unbelievable! I’m lost for words! I’ve obviously been in Andre’s company numerous times and he has always been kind to me. Some news just makes you mad! Like why? Lord please wrap your arms around this family and hold them tight. Give @gianni the strength to be strong. Unbelievable….Pray for them 🙏🏾 #lifeisshort #legend #prayerfortheworld

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WOW my cat..!!!! The jewels u have dropped on me over the years I definitely couldn’t have afford them..!! The impact you have left on the game of music is legendary..!!! U will be missed big brother..!!🙏🏽💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

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I had the best conversation with @andreharrell at @thelarryjackson Grammy party last year !!🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 rest well brother

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I only know you by seeing you smile. I only know you by hearing you speak passionately about music. I only know you by you showing us what made people connect to music! You were a true visionary! You took a chance on me at 16 years old giving me a chance to produce for Uptown artists! Then when I wanted to do music in film, you gave me my first gig with the movie Honey! I will miss the intensity and passion of our conversations about music and business but I will never forget last year when you called me and said I’m just calling you to check on you, that meant more then everything else that I mentioned. You were a real one! @andreharrell 🙏🏽 May God watch over your family! 🙏🏽

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I am deeply saddend by the loss of my good friend @andreharrell – Andre has been a blessing to so many, including myself. It is with a heavy heart that I post this photo of us a few years ago. A truly gifted and brilliant impressario of the highest calibre. Andre, you will be missed. Love and blessings to Gianni and your family.

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Rip Mr @andreharrell thanks for ALWAYS having so many kind, and encouraging words to share EVERYTIME I saw you! 🤟🏽

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Another sad day😔🙏🏽 We've lost one of the greatest mentors in my life. I'm so happy I got to tell you 1 hour before the versus Battle, how much I respect and love you, as my big brother and mentor! The pep talk that you've giving me right before, felt like the same pep talks that you've given me the beginning of Uptown records, sleeping on the couch at your office (Brownstone) in BK. You chose me out of all the kids that you could have picked to work with you. I can replay IT in my head, all of the moments that I've taken the train and when I got my first car driving to Brooklyn, skipping school, and becoming that sponge just to learn and get my hands on that mixing board at Chung King Studios. I will never forget, all of these cherished moments and I will never forget you!!! 🙏🏽 🙏🏽 🙏🏽 I salute you…King of New Jack Swing👑👑👑 My condolences to the Harrell family & to my Uptown family 4life!!! #rip #greatest #legend #legacy #newjackswing #king

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What a loss!!! This time is just…. whew 😔 RIP #andreharrell

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  1. Beylover May 10, 2020

    Andre was the man Diddy, Mary J Blige and many other artist from the 80’s, 90’s, and now owe the start of their career to this man!

  2. Gee May 10, 2020

    Andre Harrell was an innovator, and visionary who had the eye, and ear for greatness. May he Rest In Heavenly Peace!!! My condolences, and prayers go to all those who are affected by his tragic loss.

  3. Fancy BISH May 10, 2020

    So sad! 😢 Apart from Clarence Avant, Andre Harrell was really that guy to bless, help and motivate every talented person he came into contact with, black and white! He knew how to bring the best out of people, regardless if he was working directly with them or not…He loved black culture for REAL, and never wanted us to be accepted by being watered down! He wanted us to be the best versions of ourselves but be REAL at the same time! He wanted us to have the best in life! 🥂 Listening to the music from his record label has been so comforting….knowing that it was loved, cared for, finessed, packaged and marketed by this great man! The music sounds special cause it is special! It’s magical 🥰 Forget the charts, this is black artistic expression and excellence! Thank GOD he was working on the Uptown Records mini-series for BET and it will still see the light of day…thank GOD he left a legacy and a blueprint that will never be forgotten…prayers to his family and friends! 🙏🏽 ❤️

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