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Frankie Knuckles passed away on 31st March 2014

posted Apr 2, 2014, 1:56 AM by Neha Kumar
Frankie Knuckles
Frankie Knuckles
 (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014)  also  known as the “Godfather of House Music” died at age of 59. 

Knuckles died on Monday in Chicago, from complications related to diabetes. His longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson confirmed his death to the newspaper on Monday, stating that he 'died unexpectedly this afternoon at home.

Frankie Knuckles played an Important role in developing and popularizing House music in Chicago during 80’s, in 1997 he won the Grammy Award for Remixer of the year, non-classical. As a producer, some of Knuckles most famous mixes include his take on Jamie Principle’s Your Love, and recordings for Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode.

He worked until the end, doing what he loved best, pleasing the partygoers from behind a mixing desk.