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Frankie Knuckles, pioneer of house music, dead at 59

Published on Apr 1, 2014 6:13 PM
 
Frankie Knuckles, a pioneer of house music who mixed records for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 59, news reports said on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. -- PHOTO: DEF MIX PRODUCTION

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Frankie Knuckles, a pioneer of house music who mixed records for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 59, news reports said early today.

His death was confirmed by his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Dunson was quoted as saying more details would be released later on Tuesday.

Besides developing the sound and culture of house music, Knuckles mixed records for performers such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode, the Tribune said.

 
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