House pioneer Frankie Knuckles has died aged 59. Knuckles learned his craft from Larry Levan, and moved to Chicago in the 1970s, pioneering early house music by re-editing soul and R&B records. In 1977 he was resident at The Warehouse, where he began experimenting with his own edits using drum machines and other sound effects. In 1982 he opened the Power Plant in Chicago, and began commercially releasing what became house classics including the legendary "Your Love". Knuckles had struggled with problems relating to bone disease and Type 2 diabetes, which resulted in a foot amputation in 2008. His final show was a set at Ministry Of Sound, two days prior to his death.