After a weeks-long battle with Covid-19, the tragic news was delivered. Johnson’s death was announced on his Facebook fan page. Paul Johnson died at the age of 50.
He has a 30-year record jam packed of memorable albums, including his Peacefrog Records debut Bump Talkin, as well as EPs for labels such as Dance Mania, Djax-Up-Beats, Cajual, Relief, Underground Construction, and Crydamoure.
After being injured in a shooting mishap in 1987, the Chicago native, who was born in 1971, has been wheelchair-bound since that time. He has been a double amputee since 2010, yet he continued to DJ across the world for millions of admirers.
Johnson’s aunt requested that 5 Magazine tell readers about Johnson’s death, according to the publication.
We have been asked by his aunt to inform our readers that Chicago house legend Paul Johnson has passed away.
Paul died this morning at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park. Our prayers are with his family right now.
There will never be another Paul Johnson. Ever. pic.twitter.com/4v3pS4eBmz
— 5 Mag Dot Net (@5Magazine) August 4, 2021
Johnson’s death was lamented throughout the dance music world, and we mourn his death as well. Rest in peace, Johnson.