Chicago House Music Icon Paul Johnson Loses Battle To Covid-19 And Dies At 50

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Known best for his 1999 hit “Get Get Down”, Paul Johnson was an inspiration to many in the industry including the likes of Daft Punk.

Johnson was hospitalized due to Covid-19 related complications for the past few weeks and he lost his battle and passed away yesterday at the age of 50 years.

While the news was first reported by Chicago-based publication 5 Magazine, it was soon confirmed by Johnson’s agency and his Facebook Page.

The statement on his Facebook page said: “Our greatness passed away this morning at 9 am the house music legend we all know as PJ aka Paul Johnson.”

As reported by Billboard, “Johnson’s legacy as a house music great is perhaps most famously cemented within Daft Punk’s 1997 track “Teachers,” which over its three-minute duration lists the French electronic duo’s many influences. Johnson is the first artist named.”

The tributes began to pour in from all across as the news began to spread yesterday.

Rest in Power, Paul Johnson!


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