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Unfortunately this isn’t an April Fools. Frankie Knuckles – a man widely regarded as the “Godfather” of house music, and who inspired a generation of producers – has passed away at aged 59, reportedly due to complications relating to diabetes.

The news was broken by his long-time friend and fellow DJ David Morales.

Knuckles had recent played Ministry of Sound, London just this weekend, and had a string of DJ dates planned throughout April.

Knuckles’ impact on dance music was so far reaching he was Inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and also had a Chicago street named after him in 2004, on the former site of the Warehouse club.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family.




Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.