Chicago DJ and producer, William Howell better known as Harvy Allbangers has died due to complications of pneumonia at age 43. The producer had fallen sick and was reportedly recovering from weeks of being treated in the hospital.
Howell was one of the most sought after hip hop producers for many rap artists and singers, Harvy considered one of the nicest people to work with.
He has produced almost everybody who has graced hip hop circles in Chicago and have production credits from artists such as Mashonda, Bo & Logik, Ang 13, Marvo, Consequence, Big Nastee, Abstract Mindstate, Courtney, HB Sol the Policy King among countless recording artists.
A long-time friend and music veteran, David Leonard shares his thoughts about Howell on his facebook page. “Harvy Allbangers was one of the most giving individuals I’ve known and I am truly blessed to have known you and to have called you a friend. You’ve done so much for me that you don’t even realize and I can’t thank you enough.”
A few years ago, Howell relocated to Spokane, Washington to continue his work with the rap group, Level Ground where the team built a strong and solid fan base.
Many friends and colleagues took to social media to show their heartfelt condolences and tribute to his remarkable life-long passion and work.
There is no further information at this time surrounding his death. We send our prayers and condolences to Howell’s friends, family and fans–he leaves a legacy of musical works to carry on for years to come.
This story will be updated as we receive information regarding homegoing and memorial services.