- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn calls late disc jockey Frankie Knuckles of Chicago a “true music trailblazer.”

The governor issued a statement Tuesday after Knuckles‘ death on Monday. Knuckles was known as the “Godfather of House Music” and has a street named after him near downtown Chicago. He’s famous for developing House music in Chicago and New York clubs.

Quinn says Knuckles is a “proud son of Illinois.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a statement too. He says Knuckles was one of the city’s “most treasured cultural pioneers.”


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