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Update- Godfather of House Music’, Frankie Knuckles, 59, dies due to ‘complications relating to Type II diabetes

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The ‘Godfather of Chicago House music’, Frankie Knuckles has passed away, aged 59.

The Grammy-winning DJ’s death is reportedly  due to complications related to Type II Diabetes, having developed the disease  during the mid-2000s, according to the Chicago Tribune.

His longtime business partner, Frederick  Dunson confirmed his death to the newspaper on Monday, stating that he ‘died  unexpectedly this afternoon at home.’

As one of the leading figures in dance music,  having worked with Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Eternal and  Toni Braxton, many have shared their sadness at Knuckles’ passing.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ndn-video-page,0,3091608.htmlstory?ndn.trackingGroup=90921&ndn.siteSection=sechicagotribune_ent&ndn.videoId=25769763&freewheel=90921&sitesection=sechicagotribune_ent&vid=25769763

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

 

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