The Founder of Uptown Records "Andre Harrell", Dies of Covid-19 at Age 59.
Andre Harrell, music mogul and founder of influential R&B and hip-hop label Uptown Records, has died of Covid-19 at age 59, according to our sources.
Mrs. Taneshia Nash Laird, President & CEO of Newark Symphony Hall, posted on her facebook page. According to Russell Simmons, Andres cause of death was Covid-19. She went on to later say, it was due to heart failure from Covid-19 complications.
Andre Harrell was the founder of the record label, Uptown Records. Harrell also served as president/CEO of Motown Records. He was the first half of the hip hop duo Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde. Harrell is perhaps most known as the man that turned Diddy into a music mogul.
In December, it was announced that Harrell would be working with BET to bring the Uptown Records story to life as a 2020 three-night scripted miniseries. "I am thrilled to partner with BET Networks and Jesse Collins Entertainment to share my story, the rise of Uptown Records and successful black entrepreneurship, and the management and cultivation of some of the most iconic artists to come out of the late '80s and '90s hip-hop, R&B and soul music era,” said Harrell to The Hollywood Reporter.
Our sources tell us the film wasn't completed so it would be interesting to see how they plan on ending this amazing legacy.
You will be missed.
Photo Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Andre Harrell arrives at the premiere of 'The Defiant Ones' at Paramount Theatre on June 22, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.
Leaving you with the greatness to reflect on.