Reports claim that one of the most influential people in House Music Frankie Knuckles has passed away this week at the age of 59 and a lot of entertainers have responded via social media to pay their respects.
According to reports, Knuckles’ passed away Monday (March 31) from medical complications.
Frankie Knuckles, known in the music biz as the “Godfather of House Music,” passed away suddenly on Monday. He was 59. According to some reports, Knuckles (real name Francis Nicholls) died of complications stemming from Type II Diabetes. Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and had a day named after him in Chicago, where he primarily worked in the 1980s. Knuckles won a Grammy in 1997 for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical. (TMZ)
Check out some of the Tweets sent out to show respect for Kuckles below:
RIP Frankie Knuckles. A true legend.
— DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) April 1, 2014
— LIL JON (@LilJon) April 1, 2014