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COLONEL ABRAMS DIES: DANCE MUSIC WORLD REACTS

RIP “an architect of Chicago house music”…

Colonel Abrams, the R&B singer who lent his voice to countless house hits, died aged 67 over the weekend

The singer's longtime friend Tony Herbet confirmed the news yesterday (Sunday 27th November) via a Facebook post. The singer passed away on Thanksgiving, 24th November 2016, after a long battle with an unnamed illness.

Shortly after the news of Abrams’ death broke, several figures from the dance music world shared their condolences on social media, which you can see below.

They vary from describing him as “an architect of Chicago house music” and his death as “a sad day for the house community”. Defected Records also thanked him for “glorious dancefloor moments’.

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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