Published Apr 22, 2014The death of house pioneer Frankie Knuckles late last month impacted a number of music fans, including U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who recently penned a letter of condolence to the producer's friends and family.
The letter was shared by DJ David Morales over Facebook and finds the president and first lady calling Knuckles, born Frederick Dunson, a "trailblazer" in his field, noting that "Frankie's work helped open minds and bring people together, blending genres to capture our attention and ignite our imaginations."
You can see the letter in full down below.
This isn't the first time Barack Obama has saluted the Chicago house figure, having proclaimed back in 2004 when he was the Senator of Illinois that August 25 would be "Frankie Knuckles Day" in Chicago.
As previously reported, Knuckles passed away March 31 at the age of 59. It has since been revealed that he died from complications with diabetes.