Recently, there was a memorial service held for the memory of the late, great, legendary Frankie Knuckles, which included a letter penned by President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle. It's brief, but shows the impact of this legendary figure, where our nation's leader can take the time out to collect some thoughts about a fellow Chicagoan at this time. Check out the full letter below:

This comes on the heels of word that Elton John has established a charity fund in honor of Frankie Knuckles, as well as Def Mix working on Frankie Knuckles t-shirts, with the proceeds going to charity:

And while we're here, check out Carl Cox's latest mix, which is a tribute to Frankie Knuckles.

Global 577 - Tribute to Frankie Knuckles Mix by Carl Cox on Mixcloud