Chicago DJ Paul Johnson on the decks
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Chicago House legend Paul Johnson sadly passes away after contracting COVID-19

05/08/2021

Music legend Paul Johnson was recently hospitalised after contracting COVID-19 and has sadly lost his battle to fight the virus whilst being in intensive care.

The Chicago based DJ was famous for his 'Get Get Down' single and is an all time great within the house music scene.

Tributes have started to flow in for Johnson including this heartfelt message from Special Request (a.k.a Paul Woolford):

Not only did Paul Johnson consistently bang the box better than most, he did it whilst overcoming such severe disability, and made his music sound effortless. When people complain about their circumstances, think of how much dedication Paul Johnson gave US in continuing his creative endeavour despite his situation. 

Johnson has had a significant string of health & wellbeing events including becoming paralysed from the waist down after being shot in 1987, then in 2003 having had to have his left leg amputated after being hospitalised for severe pain in his lower region and then losing his right leg after a serious accident in 2010.

After all this however, he did not let this stop him from doing what he loved which was being an active club DJ and producer.

Aroha nui from us here at George 🙏