Deemed the "Godfather of House Music" by just about everyone, it's with great sadness that news has come to light that Frankie Knuckles has passed away at the age of 59. While there's no cause of death yet, several Chicago DJs, NBC Chicago, and Chicago 5 have all confirmed the news. A statement will be made on Tuesday.

Originally from the Bronx, he moved to Chicago in the 1970's where he quickly became the most prominent and premier figure in the city's house music scene. He was the Chicago Warehouse's resident DJ before opening up his own venue, Power Plant, where he remixed everyone from Michael Jackson to Luther Vandross and Diana Ross. He was inducted into the House Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Take a look back at his career below and stream his song 'Your Love'.