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Frankie Knuckles, the iconic Chicago-based house DJ, died in Chicago

Mar 31, 2014 15:10 IST

Frankie Knuckles, the iconic Chicago based house DJ, died on 31 March 2014 in Chicago. He was 59. He died unexpectedly due to complications related to his diabetes.

Frankie Knuckles known to many as the Godfather of House Music. He also mixed tracks for some of music’s most renowned acts, including Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode and Whitney Houston.

imageHe also boasted a collection of classic songs, including Baby Wants to Ride and Your Love.

The city of Chicago named a stretch of street and a day after Knuckles in 2004 for this role. His accomplishments earned him a Grammy Award in 1997. A Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 as recognition for his achievements.

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