The sudden passing of Frankie Knuckles has led to an outpouring of emotion by DJs on Twitter. Fellow Chicago DJ/producer Derrick Carter tweeted, “I cry, I stop. I cry, I stop. I cry, I stop. I cry, I stop. I cry, I stop. Hoping that eventually, more of the latter than the former.” His grief was echoed by countless other jocks, with many in the younger contingent paying their respects to Knuckles for the inroads he made as an artist. New York-via-Chicago DJ Tommie Sunshine added, “Frankie Knuckles, may you now be in a place where House Music is understood and loved by all and you’re free of pain.” Here’s a selection of DJs paying their respects to the Godfather of House.
I cry, I stop. I cry, I stop. I cry, I stop. I cry, I stop. I cry, I stop. Hoping that eventually, more of the latter than the former.
— Derrick L. Carter (@blucu) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles… sadly not an april’s fool… we lost one of the best today! http://t.co/knwgr2W9S8 — Timo Maas (@timomaaslive) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles ..had the honour of working with you last year,,,, Eternally grateful for laying the blueprint, that is House. — Duke Dumont (@DukeDumont) April 1, 2014
Thanks for the music & the memories….RIP Frankie Knuckles https://t.co/jZszZxaqym — Bassline Smith (@basslinesmith) April 1, 2014
“So, so many Tears”……. RIP Frankie Knuckles — Simon Dunmore (@SimonDunmore) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles — John Dahlback (@john_dahlback) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles. One of the most beautiful human beings to have ever graced this earth. I’ll miss that smile. #Godfatherofhousemusic — Markus Schulz (@MarkusSchulz) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles. Thanks for the emotions you gave to the world. — Joseph Capriati (@josephcapriati) April 1, 2014
R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles https://t.co/yu47Udrb8X I checked this from a variety of sources considering it is April1st pic.twitter.com/71eCyxRaPj
— Dave Clarke (@DJDaveClarke) April 1, 2014
the passing of Frankie Knuckles hurts so much but he left so much amazing music behind to heal our… http://t.co/nLZX013HQ8
Frankie Knuckles, may you now be in a place where House Music is understood and loved by all and you’re free of pain.
Godfather. Hero. Pioneer. Legend. R.I.P. #Frankieknucles http://t.co/eZM0HRI7YF
— DJ Pierre (@djpierre) April 1, 2014
— Tommie Sunshine (@tommiesunshine) April 1, 2014
R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles #legend #housemusic http://t.co/Zx8TXKbLxj
— David Alvarado (@djdavidalvarado) April 1, 2014
Was lucky enough to sit at a table with Frankie Knuckles at the Muzik awards. A lovely man & truly the Godfather of House. RIP #tears
— sister bliss (@thesisterbliss) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles. One of the best that ever did his thing. Long live house music.
— HeavyFeet (@HeavyFeet) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles #GodfatherOfHouse, a beautiful soul and friend since the 80s. I had the honor of playing keys on many records with him.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 1, 2014
Rip Frankie knuckles 🙁
— Hervé (@hervespace) April 1, 2014
Such a great person in general. RIP Frankie Knuckles #FrankieKnuckles
— Sandy Rivera (@djsandyrivera) April 1, 2014
Yes unfortunately it is true- Frankie Knuckles has passed on today. I can’t begin to count the ways he influenced me but I will never forget
— Roger Sanchez (@djrogersanchez) April 1, 2014
Thank you for all the amazing music Frankie Knuckles! https://t.co/QZ2MJnjhQO
— Tim Sweeney (@BISradio) April 1, 2014
A true legend and pioneer of house music has passed away.. RIP Frankie Knuckles
— Paul van Dyk (@PAULVANDYK) April 1, 2014
My Tribute to Frankie Knuckles @FKAlways – Your Love https://t.co/x5YxFyg4fa
— Vince Watson (@vincewatson) April 1, 2014
Just woke up to the sad news that Frankie Knuckles has died. He was without a doubt the greatest producer for me…. http://t.co/hEvxY6r9Wv
— LeeCoombs (@LeeCoombs) April 1, 2014
Show your appreciation for Mr. Frankie Knuckles Here: http://t.co/uslpftQWjz
— HORSEPOWER (@HorsepowerProd) April 1, 2014
One of the founders of house music left us. R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles. #Respect #Legend http://t.co/Wd4AKVQ44x
— Sunnery James (@SunneryJames) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles
— Cajmere (@Cajmere_) April 1, 2014
RIP Frankie Knuckles. His music has always been a massive inspiration to me. And he was a lovely bloke. We've lost a true legend. #tears
— Zed Bias/Maddslinky (@Zed_Bias) April 1, 2014
RIP to the Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles
— Kool Keith (@UltraMan7000) April 1, 2014
Such sad news to hear Frankie Knuckles has passed away. Such a huge inspiration to so, so many. Rest peacefully sir.
— Jack Beats (@jackbeats) April 1, 2014
Frankie knuckles you will be missed. I was lucky to have a piece of you on my label and for that I will be truly grateful. X
— Nic Fanciulli (@nicfanciulli) April 1, 2014
RiP GodFather http://t.co/LEPFRygsWx
— Claudio Coccoluto (@coccodj) April 1, 2014
Frankie, I miss you so much…I love you.
— Eric Kupper (@EricKupper) April 1, 2014