The shocking news of Andre Harrell‘s passing has shook the entertainment industry.

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Many entertainers and industry professionals have taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary music executive.

L.A. Reid wrote:

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.

Usher shared, “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!!????

Russell Simmons also paid tribute to Andre writing:

Heartbreaking – No words, my best friend ? always compassionate, good-hearted, full of love and.. what a beautiful legacy he leaves in this world… All the inspiration, direction and support he gave to so many… So many can say they are successful because Andre Harrell gave them their start. He was so beloved because he made his living uplifting others… We celebrate him in his passing because we were so blessed for his presence… He gave everything he had. God makes the best plans R.I.P @andreharrell

See more tributes to Andre below:

My sincerest condolences to all who loved Andre Harrell.