American house DJ Paul Johnson, has passed away at the age of 50 after a long battle with Covid-19.
“Our greatness passed away this morning at 9am,” Read a post to the DJ’s Facebook page. “The house music legend we all know as PJ aka Paul Johnson has passed away in this day of August 4th 2021. Rest In Heaven Paul”.
Other tributes for the late musician poured in over Twitter.
“Through house music, Paul Johnson made his life paradise.” Wrote British DJ, Mixmag.
House music has lost an all-time great. RIP Paul Johnson ?https://t.co/Qq37lqCBhj
— Mixmag (@Mixmag) August 4, 2021
“Paul Johnson taught us how to bounce to the beat.” Said Mike Servito. “A groove like no other, honestly. This is so depressing. But the records, the music will remain timeless and uplifting. We will always have that Chicago groove. Godspeed PJ!”
Paul Johnson taught us how to bounce to the beat. A groove like no other, honestly. This is so depressing. But the records, the music will remain timeless and uplifting. We will always have that Chicago groove. godspeed PJ! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TX5BcxbujI
— Mike Servito (@mikeservito) August 4, 2021
Johnson was shot in 1987, ultimately resulting in the amputation of his leg. In 2010 his other leg was amputated following a car accident.
“The crappy life I’ve had health wise, that’s been nothing, man.” Johnson said in an S&S interview. “That’s just been a shadow to what I’ve been doing, I don’t even see it, nobody sees it. It’s all about the music.”
Johnson was famous for tracks like Get Get Down in 1999 and was named as an inspiration for electronic music duo Daft Punk.
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