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    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:45:08

    President Obama Pens Letter to Frankie Knuckles' Family - He was a club music icon!

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    President Barack Obama penned a letter to the family and friends of the late Frankie Knuckles.

    Knuckles, a producer who was known as the Godfather of House, died in his adopted home of Chicago, Illinois on March 31 after suffering complications related to diabetes. He was 59.

    Obama, a former Illinois senator, and wife Michelle aka the FLOTUS, sent a personal note to Knuckles' loved ones. It was dated April 17.

    It read as follows: "We were deeply saddened to learn of Frankie's passing, and we extend our heartfelt sympathies as you mourn his loss and reflect upon his life. Frankie's work helped open minds and bring people together, blending genres to capture our attention and ignite our imaginations. He was a trailblazer in his field, and his legacy lives on in the city of Chicago and on dance floors across the globe. While he will be dearly missed, we trust Frankie's spirit will remain a guiding force. At this difficult time, please know we are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers."

    Wow, what a sweet gesture on the part of the Obamas.

    Will you check out Frankie Knuckles' work?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.23.14



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