The pioneering DJ has passed away after battling Covid-19.
Chicago house legend, Paul Johnson, has died at age 50. A post on the producer’s Facebook page confirms that he passed away today (4 August) at 9am.
Whilst the cause of death hasn’t been confirmed, Johnson was hospitalised for Covid-19 in July and was taken to an intensive care unit later that month, where he was placed on a ventilator.
Artists such as RP Boo have shared their tributes to Johnson. Read them below.
Today We Have Lost An Great Legend Of Our World House Community• Thank You God For His Work That You Installed In Him• Mr. Paul Johnson. 🎶🎧😭 pic.twitter.com/nd8Pn8b3VO
— RP BOO Rolling Stone (@RP_BOO_) August 4, 2021
Absolutely gutted 💔
RIP Paul Johnson
THANK YOU pic.twitter.com/8zEpwsMWnA
— Nightwave (@iamnightwave) August 4, 2021
Condolences to the family and friends of Kelli Hand & Paul Johnson. We lost true Detroit and Chicago pioneers, essentials in the foundation of House and Techno. Rest In Power. pic.twitter.com/a374HODdEA
— Mike Servito (@mikeservito) August 4, 2021
RIP Paul Johnson 💔
We’ll keep busting speakers and never stop movin ❤️🩹 pic.twitter.com/1zFLzfwQIZ
— 繁登 (@__SHIGETO) August 4, 2021