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RIP Frankie Knuckles: The Godfather of House

Frankie Knuckles Dies at 59. Read More here…

Frankie Knuckles, one of the true legends on the dance music scene, tragically passed away in his home yesterday afternoon at the age of 59.

He was one of the leading pioneers of house music during the 70’s while holding a residency in a Chicago warehouse. Exact details of Knuckles‘ death are vague so far, with the news being confirmed by his business partner, Frederick Dunson.

Twitter has been flooded with tributes from DJs, musicians and industry figures as they mourn the death of someone that was arguably one of the most important stars in dance music.

Watch his massive Boiler Room set below.

 

RIP Frankie Knuckles, you will be sorely missed.

 

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