Washington DC’s Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, Dead at 75

The “Godfather of Go-Go,” Chuck Brown passed away today due to health complications, according to Washington D.C. area CBS news outlet, WUSA9.  The legend’s passing comes just a week after the Washington Post reported that the musician had possibly been hospitalized with pneumonia.

Read the WUSA9 story below:

WASHINGTON,D.C. (WUSA) — Chuck Brown, the 75-year-old father of D.C. Go-go music, died on Wednesday, Tom Goldfogle, Brown’s manager confirmed.

Brown had been treated in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, according to sources.

Brown had been missing from the stage for about two months,  prompting rumors on the Internet that he had died earlier this year.

Earlier this month, 9News Now confirmed that Brown was at Hopkins where he was admitted after complaining of arthritis. Doctors discovered blood clots in his legs. The blood clots were removed, but Brown also contracted pneumonia while hospitalized.


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