Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House Music, dead at 59

Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House Music, dead at 59
DJ/Producer Frankie Knuckles

Chicago, IL — Legendary DJ, record producer and remixer Frankie Knuckles, known globally as the Godfather of House Music, has passed away at the age of 59, a source confirmed to ChicagoPride.com.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. (CST) on Monday, Chicago-based 5 Magazine reported the sad news of Knuckles' passing. Publisher Czarina Mirani told ChicagoPride.com that she received confirmation from people close to the legendary DJ. ChicagoPride.com later received independent confirmation.

Knuckles maintained a residency at the Boystown club in 2004 The out gay DJ was inducted into into Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996.  (Read more here) and (Bill Pritchard's Community Connection)

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