(AllHipHop News) Yesterday (July 16th) news surfaced that The Roots longtime manager Richard Nichols had passed away due to unknown reasons while conflicting reports claimed he was terminally ill and not yet dead. However, it was confirmed later today (July 17th) that Nichols has passed away as a result of a long standing fight with leukemia.
RIP to my man Rich Nichols. The lessons he taught me both in and out of the studio were priceless. Rest easy, good brother.
— Phonte (@phontigallo) July 17, 2014
Rest in peace to one of the greatest men I’ve ever met, Rich Nichols — Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) July 17, 2014
Enduring respect for a brilliant, extraordinary MAN, Rich Nichols. Peace is yours. — ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) July 17, 2014
Rest In Peace, and Power…..Rich Nichols ……man — 9th Wonder (@9thWonderMusic) July 17, 2014
Nichols has not only been The Roots manager for over 15 years but has had an executive producer credit on every one of The Roots albums over the last 21 years. AllHipHop shares their condolences to The Roots and Nichols’ family.