It was a sad day for the music industry as a whole when the incomparable Andre Harrell passed away last week on May 7th. Diddy was hit especially hard by the legendary music executive's passing, though, due to the pivotal role Andre played in discovering a young Sean Combs and turning him into a superstar. A few days after the tragic news broke, Diddy took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to his mentor, including a clip from an acceptance speech he gave in which he thanked Andre for all that he's done for him over the years. On Friday (May 15th), Diddy shared another beautiful message about the man who helped launch his career.

Diddy posted a photo of the two of them hugging on Instagram, along with some loving words. "Irreplaceable," he began, "I MISS YOU. HE WAS SO KIND. SO BEAUTIFUL. SO PATIENT. SO BLACK. SO CARING. SO SHARING. SO WISE. THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. A MUSICAL GENIUS! MY HERO. LOVE FOREVER."

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Following Andre's passing, tons of artists and key players in the industry took to social media to pay their respects.

Rest in peace to a true legend.