Music legend Paul Johnson dies aged just 50 after battle with Covid

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Chicago House legend Paul Johnson has died aged 50 after a battle with Covid, his agent has confirmed.

The music producing pioneer is known for his 1999 international hit, 'Get Get Down', which topped the charts across the world.

It is still played in clubs more than 20 years after its realease.

The Dance Mania mainstay recently spent time in intensive care with the virus.

A post on his official Facebook page reads: "Our greatness passed away this morning at 9am 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."

Born and raised in Chicago, Jonhson is one of the all-time greats of the house music scene.

The self-taught producer has been releasing hits since the early 90s, and has put out more than 100 albums, EPs and singles over the past 30 years.

He featured on legendary labels including Dance Mania, Cajual, Peacefrog, Djax-Up-Beats and Relief Records.

'Get Get Down' topped the US and Canadian Dance charts and also placed in the Top 10 in the UK, France, Greece, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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