Music Executive, Andre Harrell Dies At Age 59

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Legendary music executive Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Records and former head of Mo Town Records has died aged 59.

DJ D Nice, a DJ for popular Club Quarantine series revealed the sad news on Instagram Live, Friday night and several US media houses have confirmed his passing away. However, the cause of his death is still unknown.

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Harrell had been in the music industry for four decades, having started his career as one half of the rap duo Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde.

In 1983, he began working with Russell Simmons at Def Jam Records, before he went on to establish Uptown Records, the label that discovered Sean Combs popularly known as P Diddy.
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In 1995, Harrell moved on to Motown Records where he became CEO, working with acts like Boyz II Men and Jodeci.

He also served as the Vice-Chairman of Revolt, Diddy’s multi-platform music network.

He was alleged to have been working on a three-part mini-series called Uptown, about his label, for BET, on which he is listed as executive producer on IMDB.

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