Frankie Knuckles, ‘Godfather of House Music’, dies at 59

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Frankie Knuckles, known as the ‘Godfather of Chicago House Music’ that flooded the club scene in the 70s and 80s, has died.

He would go on to work with major artists like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Depeche Mode.

House music got its name from the music that Knuckles played at the warehouse dance club.

A stretch of Jefferson Street, between Jackson and Madison, was named after him 10 years ago.

Knuckles was 59-years-old when he died at his home Monday.

A cause of death was not released.