Agence France-PresseApril 1, 2014 08:58
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 Tuesday.
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 Tuesday.
Besides developing the sound and culture of house music, Knuckles mixed records for performers like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode, the Tribune said.