Andre Harrell Dead At 59

Andre Harrell, the music exec who founded Uptown Records, has died at the age of 59.

DJ D-Nice announced it during his Club Quarantine mix Friday evening. The cause of death has yet to be announced.

Harrell got his start with Russell Simmons at Def Jam Records. Three years later he founded, his very own label, Uptown Records.

Harrell is responsible for introducing acts like Jodeci, Heavy D and the Boyz, Mary J. Blige, Guy, Notorious BIG and Sean “Diddy” Combs to the world.