5 Magazine, Complex Mag, and DJ Deeon have all reported that the Godfather of House Music, Frankie Knuckles has passed away today at the age of 59.
The term "house " came from describe the style of music played at the Warehouse Nightclub in Chicago, where Frankie Knuckles was a resident.
5 Magazine wrote just a few moments ago:
We received word this evening from people close to him that Frankie Knuckles, universally regarded as the “Godfather of House Music”, has died in Chicago.
We’ll have more as we know more.
There are no further details at this time.