The producer, real name Carl Lomax Kidd, passed away on Monday (13Mar17) in Chevy Chase, Maryland following a battle with "health complications," according to

Kidd began his career as a singer in Washington, D.C. group The Enjoyables before becoming a behind-the-scenes guy, producing music for and working with artists including Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, and Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers.

Kidd expanded his talents into film and was the associate producer on crime thriller Good to Go, which starred Art Garfunkel.

He also founded his own record label, T.T.E.D. Records, and began promoting and marketing clients including the O'Jays, the Temptations, Lou Rawls, Van MCCoy, Johnnie Taylor, and Shalamar.