Godfather Of House Music Dead at 59
House Music legend Frankie Warren Knuckles has reportedly died. He was 59 years old.
The Chicago-based DJ became a dominant figure in the city’s growing club scene, eventually launching his own venue, “Power Plant”. Knuckles released a series of original productions throughout his career including a 1987’s “Your Love” and 1991’s “The Whistle Song”. In addition to his original compositions, Knuckles remixed songs from many of the powerhouse artists of his day such as Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, and Diana Ross.
The ‘Godfather of House Music’ was inducted into the House Music Hall of Fame back in 2005.
There’s been no word on how Knuckles died, but according to NBC Chicago, a statement will be released sometime today.
RIP Mr. Knuckles, you’ll be greatly missed.
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