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Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Busbee — who has worked with artists like Pink, Lady Antebellum, and Maren Morris–has died, his record label confirmed Sunday. He was 43.

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“Today we have lost a busbee, a dear friend, a business partner with the company in Altadena, and it is one of the best and brightest creative minds in music, and Warner Records wrote on its Facebook page. “busbee, the hotel was clean and the legacy will never be forgotten, and our hearts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time.”

Busbee, whose real name is Michael James Ryan, was undergoing treatment for a glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, according to Variety.

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Busbee had a credit on “The Fighter” by Keith Urban with Carrie Underwood, “Try,” by Pink, and Maren Morris’ “My Church,” which earned him a Grammy nomination. Busbee lent his creative ear-to-additional manual steps, such as, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and Blake Shelton. Outside of country music, the late music maven and it had worked with Christina Aguilera, Shakira, and Gwen Stefani.

Following the tragic news, the Morris, shared her grief on social media.

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“It just doesn’t seem fair,” the 29-year-old country singer tweeted on Sunday. “I will always love you, and all the songs and albums I have had the good fortune to be with you, and Busbee. Rest well, my dear friend.”

Shelton also shared his grief, writing, “I do not have to accept the loss of my and Gwen’s best friend, Michael (Busbee)..more than I can say for social media. To a lot of pain, and dishonesty on the part of the period. I think that sometimes you have to dig extra deep for the peace, keep the faith. And I will, because Michael’s ALWAYS had faith.”

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On Monday, country music superstar and “The Voice” judge shared a picture of a friend by Gwen Stefani, herself, and Busbee.

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“Think about this dude today… Gonna miss you-Busbee,” Shelton wrote, in addition to the studio’s image.

Busbee is survived by his wife and three children.

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