House Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies aged 59
We woke this morning to the really sad news that one of the founder fathers of house music, Frankie Knuckles has unexpectedly passed away. The news of Frankie‘s passing, aged 59, has been confirmed by long-term business partner Frederick Dunson.
Knuckles passed away yesterday afternoon, with details of the cause of death expected later today. Early signs are that his death was likely to be linked to complications from Diabetes.
Frankie was inducted in to the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2004, 25 August was declared Frankie Knuckles Day in Chicago with help from then-senator Barack Obama. Frankie is known as a global superstar DJ but also had some great production credits for big name remixes (including Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson) and also his own tracks Your Love and The Whistle Song. Only last weekend, Frankie played a huge set at London’s Ministry of Sound.
Bronx born DJ, Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House, will be sadly missed. RIP Frankie Knuckles.